Room V1 7:30- 4:45
In this course students will improve their reading, writing, listening and speaking skills: by reading fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and plays; by writing journals, essays, paragraphs, and sentences; by listening to the teacher and their classmates; and by speaking in classroom discussions and by presenting their work to the class.
Expectations and Goals
Students will be required to read material daily. This will include textbooks for their other classes, literature, poetry, newspapers, and reading material of their choice.
Students will be required to write daily. Students will write and correct sentences to improve grammar and punctuation skills, as well as write journals, paragraphs and essays to prepare for the EOC’s.
These materials will help students achieve success in all of their classes.
2 inch- 3 Ring Binder
Dividers for each subject
Pocket Folders for worksheets
Pens and Pencils
Optional for the classroom: Kleenex, dry erase markers, wipes
Students earn grades by completing daily work and class projects.Grade Scale:A: 90-100%B: 80-89%C: 70-79%D: 60-69%F: 59% and underMajor Grades: 50% Includes projects, written assignments, and testsMinor Grades: 45% Includes daily workPlanner Grades: 5% Includes planner checks
Be on time and follow the rules- (students who arrive after the tardy bell must get a pass)
ID’s must be visibly worn with the lanyard provided around your neck
Be respectful and polite to others as well as yourself
Be prepared and bring your materials each day
Be actively engaged at all times
Follow all teacher directions and procedures
Stay seated in your assigned seat until the teacher dismisses you
To improve reading and writing students are required to keep a reading log three days a week that is due each Friday and will count as part of their major grades. Students can check books out of the library, read a newspaper or magazine article, a driver’s education manual, textbook, or any other written material with the teacher’s approval.
Daily Class Schedule
Warmup- English RS-a written exercise to practice grammar, parts of speech, punctuation, and capitalization. Reading RS- SSR (Sustained Silent Reading)
Activity- We will focus on literature, nonfiction, essays, journal writing, classroom discussion and much more!
Closing- Quote of the day: chosen by a different student each day
Please note that I reserve the right to change the daily class schedule and seating chart as needed.Absences
The student’s presence in class is important. Please remember that learning and improvement cannot occur if the student is not in class. It is the student’s responsibility to make up all missed work and check with me before school to see if any work was collected during the absence.
Need Help ???
Tutoring hours will be before school Tuesday-Thursday 7:30 to 8:40 am, or otherwise specified. Students are expected to sign in and out on a tutoring log every time they come for tutoring. Tutoring times may change based on student needs and teacher duties.
All students are expected to treat substitute teachers with respect and courtesy. There will be a required assignment that is due the day after I return.
We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit.