The English Course Guidelines can be easily modified and used for other secondary school subject areas.
The file includes a 3-page course guidelines student handout, a practice quiz on the guidelines, a quiz, an answer key to the quiz, and one page of implementation suggestions.
I've had great success using these guidelines and the system of quizzing my students. It might take a few class periods to review and quiz them, but at the end, it has saved me more time during the year. My students know what is expected of them, and we can get down to the more important business of learning.