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1st/2nd 8:00-9:34 (block)
3rd/4th 9:38-10:23 (block first half)
3rd/4th 10:56-11:41 (block second half)
7th/8th 1:56-3:30 (block)
Ms. Whittington’s ELA Syllabus
Phone: 903-896-1530 ext. 8076
Conference Period 6th Period (1:04-1:49)
This language arts class is designed to increase your communications skills through reading, writing, speaking, and the study of the English language. Our primary focus in language arts class will be mastery of different writing styles, demonstration of the rules of grammar, and the ability to express yourself orally. This year you can expect to read a variety of fiction and non-fiction writing examples including excerpts of novels, short stories, dramas, poetry, and essays. These writing pieces will model the different writing styles we will be working on ourselves. Writing assignments will include timed responses, journal writing, essays, critiques, and creative pieces. Vocabulary, spelling, and grammar assignments will also be an important part of this class. Because we are a community of learners, please also expect to work periodically in group situations and to present information to your peers in groups or individually.
Required Materials: *1” Binder *Composition Book *Writing Utensils *5 Dividers *Notebook paper *Highlighter
Grades: 70%- Daily
Returned Work: All work will be graded and returned in-class in a timely manner. Please allow a while longer for lengthier writing assignments. Students will have an opportunity to review their graded work, record their grade on their assignment sheet, and then they will be asked to file selected assignments into their class portfolios. Portfolios are used to gauge student progress throughout the year. Any work not filed into student portfolios will be hole punched and placed in their binder.
Assignments: All assignments must be submitted by the given due date and are due at the beginning of the class period unless otherwise stated. All homework is due the next day unless otherwise stated. Late Assignments/Missed Work: Any assignments not received on or before the due date are considered late. It is the student’s responsibility to check with the teacher regarding any late/missed assignments and their due date.
Corrections: Students will have the opportunity to correct any failed worksheets or tests for a grade up to 70%. Students will not be able to correct final draft essays, research papers, or projects. All corrections are to be completed within one week of being returned to student.
Edgewood Middle School
804 E. Pine
Edgewood, TX 75117
Phone: (903) 896-1530
Fax: (903) 896-7349
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