• 8th grade Language Arts

    8th grade Language Arts

    Waynesville Middle School
    Course Syllabus
    Teacher: Kerri Howlett khowlett@waynesville.k12.mo.us
    Course Title and Grade: 8th grade Reading
    Team: 8th grade Grey

    Course Objectives:
    *Students will read and comprehend fiction and nonfiction texts on grade level.
    *Students will analyze literature and literary elements within the chosen text.
    *Students will fully participate in collegial discussions on any given text.

    Classwork, Tests, Projects:
    Students will participate in many activities including: iLit assignments, HD Word Phonics, literature sets, and a variety of activities relating to reading strategies.

    Classroom expectations:
    Be Respectful. Be Responsible. Be Safe.
    Students must be in the classroom before the tardy bell rings, prepared with their chromebook, paper and a pencil. Students must raise their hands to speak and be respectful of the teacher and their peers at all times. If the student doesn’t abide by the basic rules above for all minor offenses, the teacher may: (1) talk to the student privately, (2) have the student complete a Think Sheet (3) contact the parent, (4) submit an office referral. All major offenses will be referred to a principal. Students must turn in all completed assignments legibly and correctly on or before the due date. It is the student’s responsibility to ask the teacher for assignments when absent. Students have two days to make up those assignments. Students should check their grades in Canvas weekly to ensure that all work is submitted.
    Grading Policy:
    All classes with the exception of high school credit courses (Foreign Language, Algebra, and Geometry) will be weighted 50% for Summative Assessments (including summative projects) and 50% for Formative Assessments and practice work. Late assignments will be graded and will receive up to 70% of the total points. Work turned in after the summative will allow students to retest but will still receive 0% credit. Practice work and homework are important t

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