Mrs. Susan Breed

Welcome to 7th grade-ELA!

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.

Expectations

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

Students will 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 use 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 read a variety of materials for pleasure.

Homework

Students will have a teacher assigned reading every night to prepare for class discussion, 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%, tests/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 or incomplete, or absent, encourage your child to complete it.
  

Please email, call school, or communicate in the planner, if you have any questions or concerns!

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