Parent-Conference: Monday- Friday from 8:15 A.M to 8:30 A.M
Course Description: Students will become acquainted with the literature available for them in the various media of communication. Students will develop skills to understand Reading based on literary style.
Course Objective: The purpose of this course is that every student should learn to listen, speak, and write in English. This includes strategies, interventions, benchmarks, and assessments. Students are required to read daily at home, at least for 30 minutes; and to maintain a Reading Log. It is mandatory to read one book per week. The students should read and complete activities from the computer programs TeenBiz3000 daily at home.
Required materials: pencils, loose-leaf papers, red and blue pen, one blue folder, and one package of computer paper (not mandatory, but I will really appreciate it).
Grading Criteria: Quizzes and Tests………….. One grade each
Projects……………………. one grade per section
Folder for the class… …….. One grade in every grading period.
Honor Roll Qualifications:
Academic Grades: Quizzes and tests will be given on materials covered in class. Students will complete two assessments per week. If the child misses the material for whatever reason; it is his/her responsibility to study on his/her own time. If a test is missed, student must arrange with teacher to make it up. This is the student responsibility. Request for make-ups must be made within a week from date test. There is NOT extra credit at the end of the semester. All work and effort must be done within the recorded time. All projects can be turn in before time, NEVER after the due date.
Homework: Students must do homework EVERYDAY. They must read for 30 minutes, and complete their Reading log, and work on the Teenbiz3000 and Reading Plus computer programs. They will alternate the computer programs, one day each
. Students will be rewarded by the teacher and by the Teenbiz Company with certificates. Parents must sign the Reading Log, confirming the child did read. Projects and online reading programs will be assigned for homework as well. Failure to complete homework will affect effort grades.
Attendance: Students must come to school every day. If you are absent, be sure you have an excuse note upon your return. Ten or more unexcused absences will result in withholding a credit or an “F” in the class. Quizzes and tests can only be made-up if the absence is excused. Excessive absences will negatively affect your grade. Cutting class is an immediate referral.
Tardiness: Tardiness will affect your conduct grade. It is your responsibility to be on time to class.
0 -------1 ---------A
0 ------ 2 ---------B
0 ------ 3 ---------C (detention)
0 ------ 4 -------- D
0 ------ 5 -------- F (referral)
Conduct Policy: You should respect everyone in the class, and always maintain a positive attitude. Your behavior and your number of tardiness will affect your conduct grade.
Consequences for misbehavior:
2nd ……..conduct cut
3rd………parent called and detention
4th ………parent called and referral.
Severe causes like profanity, defiance, and fighting are an immediate referral
Class rules= Be on your seat at all times, and be prepared to work.
Foods, gum, candy, drink (except water) are prohibited in class.
Electronic devices: video games, ear phones, Ipods, are not permitted in school.