Language Arts Syllabus for 7th and 8th Grade
Teacher: Vickie Hull
Phone: 580-832-3420 ext. 305
E-Mail Address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Hours Available: *12:25-1:00 or *3:20-4:00
*All conferences by appointment only
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
AR/IR (Accelerated Reading and/or Independent Reading)
Elements of a short story
-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
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:
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.
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)
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
OPTIONAL SUPPLIES—NOT MANDATORY BUT WOULD BE VERY MUCH APPRECIATED
LOOSELEAF NOTEBOOK PAPER
(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.
Parent/Guardian’s contact information:
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