Welcome To 6th, 7th and 8th Language Arts
Tips to Remember:
2. Time Management
Responsibility Grade 10%
Tests will always be announced. If a student is absent for the test, but present for the review, the test will be made up the next day the student is present. If a student is absent for the review, the student will make up the test the second day the student is present.
Quizzes may not always be announced.
Homework is given to reinforce lessons taught that day, not as a punishment. It must be completed in the students’ notebooks (unless a workbook page), in pen, and in cursive. Homework that is turned in incomplete or late will have points deducted. Students have one extra day to get credit for late homework (with a ten point deduction). After that it is a zero. Notebooks and workbooks will be checked regularly for neatness and organization. Homework is graded on a weekly basis; each assignment is worth 100 points. So, for example, if in a week students had three homework assignments, there would be a total of three hundred points available to earn for the week.
Preparation. For example-Having correct books and supplies such as- pens, theme paper, highlighters. Homework and projects turned in on time and complete.
Participation. For example- Volunteering answers, partaking in classroom discussions and staying on task.
Organization of materials. For example- Keeping track of handouts, having only Language Arts in Language Arts notebook.
Behavior. For example- On time for class. Coming into class prepared to get to work immediately. Not causing disturbances. Being kind and courteous to others.
All students begin class with timed Journal Writing. This process gets them into the habit of utilizing their time to:
Three subject notebooks should be divided into:
It is important to start the year organized! No other subjects should be written in this notebook.
Grades 6-7-8 Materials used
Pearson Common Core Literature Textbook
~ Pearson Common Core Literature Workbook
Writing and Grammar-
Pearson Prentice Hall Textbook
~Pearson Prentice Hall Workbook
**Prentice Hall has a companion Web Site to enhance student learning!
On the home page click on:
• “Supplementary online resources that accompany Pearson textbooks”
• Then click on “Companion Web Sites”
• Next click “Language Arts”
• Finally choose either “Literature 8e” or “Writing & Grammar 2008” and then the appropriate grade level.
**We are also very excited to be using Scholastic Scope Magazine this year!! We were able to buy every student subscription through the success of the Book Fair!!
“And by the way, everything in life is writable about if you have the outgoing guts to do it, and the imagination to improvise. The worst enemy to creativity is self-doubt.”
- Sylvia Plath
“Read, read, read. Read everything -- trash, classics, good and bad, and see how they do it. Just like a carpenter who works as an apprentice and studies the master. Read! You'll absorb it.
Then write. If it's good, you'll find out. If it's not, throw it out of the window.”
- William Faulkner