7th and 8th ELA SYLLABUS

Mrs. Hull’s

Language Arts Syllabus for 7th and 8th Grade

Teacher: Vickie Hull                                                                

Room-STEM #4                                       

 Phone: 580-832-3420 ext. 305           

E-Mail Address: vhull@cordell.k12.ok.us

Hours Available:    *12:25-1:00 or *3:20-4:00

*All conferences by appointment only

Course Description

            The purpose of this course is to continue developing reading, writing, speaking, listening, and critical thinking skills through the use of traditional instruction as well as technology.  To do this, all state-mandated objectives will be addressed:  Speaking and Listening, Reading and Writing Process, Critical Reading and Writing, Vocabulary, Language, Research, Multimodal Literacies, and Independent Reading and Writing.

            Below are the units we will focus on during the year.  Please Note: Many of these skills will be taught in a recursive manner rather than in isolation.

 

 

Parts of speech

 

 

Usage and mechanics

 

 

The Writing Process/sentences/paragraphs/essays

 

 

ACT Aspire

 

 

AR/IR (Accelerated Reading and/or Independent Reading)

 

 

Vocabulary Study

 

   Digital Storytelling

 

  Oral presentations

 

            Elements of a short story

 

            Poetry

 

 Research project

 

 Classroom Expectations

-Be on time and be prepared with homework and all supplies (this includes a charged computer battery)

-Be respectful to yourself, others and property

-Be accountable for your actions and your decisions; stay on task

-Abide by all school rules

 

Grading Scale/Policy

The Cordell School Board of Education has established the following letter and numerical grading scale:

A-90 to 100             B-89 to 80             C-79 to 70              D-69 to 60          F-59 or BELOW

 

Grades will be distributed as follows:

Planner=5 percent

Homework/in-class assignments/class participation=35 percent

Tests/quizzes/major assignments/AR requirements/ IR requirements=60 percent

Homework assignments will be due at the beginning of the hour.  If for some reason, you do not have your assignment ready to hand in, you will be allowed to turn one assignment in one day late for 60 per cent credit of the grade.  After that, no assignments will be accepted.  If you are absent on the day that a test, quiz, major project, etc. has previously been scheduled, you will be expected to make up the assignment or turn in the project the day you come back to school.

Missing Work-If you receive two zeros in a 2-week period, your parents will be notified.

Academic Dishonesty

Plagiarism, cheating, and stealing electronic work from the computers are serious offenses and will be handled by a telephone call to your parent/guardian along with a “follow-up” written in the Student Violation Report. A zero will be assigned for this particular item depending on the follow-up with the parent/guardian and administrator.

SUPPLY LIST for MRS. HULL

COMPOSITION NOTEBOOK (NO SPIRAL NOTEBOOKS)

WRITING PENCILS

RED GRADING PENS OR PENCILS

4 HIGHLIGHTERS (PINK, BLUE, GREEN, YELLOW)

2 Dry Erase Markers (Black and Red)

PENCIL POUCH THAT HAS 3 HOLES IN IT, SO IT CAN BE HOUSED IN THE BINDER AT ALL TIMES

1 BOX OF KLEENEXES

Pocket folder

OPTIONAL SUPPLIES—NOT MANDATORY BUT WOULD BE VERY MUCH APPRECIATED

CLOROX WIPES

LOOSELEAF NOTEBOOK PAPER

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(Please sign, detach, and return the bottom portion)

I have read and understand the syllabus, and I know what is expected of me as a student of Mrs. Hull’s English class.

 

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Date______________________________________

 

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Parent/Guardian’s contact information: 

 

email address__________________________________________

 

 

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