• Mrs. Manning

    Marcia.manning@ectorcountyisd.org

    Room V1     7:30- 4:45

    Instructor Information

    General Information

    Description

    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.

    Course Materials

    Required Materials

    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

    Composition Book

    Optional for the classroom: Kleenex, dry erase markers, wipes

    Grades

    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 under
     
    Major Grades: 50% Includes projects, written assignments, and tests
    Minor Grades: 45% Includes daily work
    Planner Grades: 5% Includes planner checks

    Classroom Expectations

    1. Be on time and follow the rules- (students who arrive after the tardy bell must get a pass)

    2. ID’s must be visibly worn with the lanyard provided around your neck

    3. Be respectful and polite to others as well as yourself

    4. Be prepared and bring your materials each day

    5. Be actively engaged at all times

    6. Follow all teacher directions and procedures

    7. Stay seated in your assigned seat until the teacher dismisses you

     

    Homework

    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. 

     

    Substitute

    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.

    Aristotle