Mrs. Beth Bream

Welcome to 7th grade English Language Arts at Wams

Parent Informational Letter for 7th Grade ELA

 

Welcome to 7th grade English Language Arts class!  We hope that the following information will be helpful and serve as a guide for a successful school year.  

Class Overview

ELA classes are 60 minutes and will consist of a variety of warm-ups, class selected novels, related fiction and non-fiction readings of varied genres, writing pieces, vocabulary, research, and grammar instruction. View PA Core Curriculum here.

Expectations

Students are expected to arrive in class prepared with their class book, binder, and writing utensils.

Students will be provided with supplemental reading materials to accompany each novel. Students are responsible to keep these materials in working order and readily available.  If students do not keep these materials responsibly, they will be charged $1.00 for replacement.

Students will utilize the check-out procedures at the school library for their assigned class novels. Therefore all class novels will be cared for as a library book. 

Students can expect ELA homework nightly.  While students will have an assigned novel to read, we still encourage your child to continue reading a variety of materials for pleasure.

Homework

Students will have a teacher assigned reading every night to prepare for class discussions, follow-up, and activities.  At times, there may be additional assignments beyond reading.  Please refer to the Community Portal for current and upcoming assignments.

Grading Policy

Grades are gathered from a variety of sources and are weighted accordingly:  homework 10%, participation 15%, classwork 30%, test/quizzes 45%. 

Timely assignment completion is stressed to promote strong work ethic and responsibility.  In accordance with school district policy, secondary students will receive half credit for assignments turned in within two days of the due date, and 0% after this time period.

Students will have the opportunity to earn extra credit by completing outside reading with a teacher approved assignment. 

Please check the Community Portal regularly.  If you see an assignment marked missing, incomplete, or absent, encourage your child to complete it.

Supplies

Students will need the following supplies throughout the school year:

1” 3-ringed binder, sticky notes, notebook paper, pencils and pens, and highlighters.

 

The ELA Department is excited to kick off the new school year with your student.  If you have any questions or concerns throughout the year, please contact us.

 
Thank You,
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