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Welcome to Hernandez Middle School 6th Grade English/Language Arts 2013-2014. Middle School Is -. New responsibilities - Lockers Changing classes Numerous teachers More homework. Middle School Is –. Expanded extra-curriculum Clubs Athletics Music and Art.
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Hernandez Middle School
A year of adjustment
COMMUNICATION IS KEY!!
-With other students
-With your teachers
-With your parents
Failure to follow these rules will result in warnings, removal from your group, self assessment referrals, phone call or note home, reflection session or referral to administrator depending on the violation.
Grade scaleGrade categories
93 - 100 ------A Homework 10%
87 - 92 -------B Class work 30%
78 – 86 -------C Quizzes 15%
70 – 77 -------D Tests 20%
Below 70 -----F Projects 25%
Homework is an essential part of learning and part of your grade in every subject. You will have at least 45 minutes of homework every night in all subjects.
English/Language Arts homework will be assigned nightly and on some weekends. Work not completed in class will also have to completed as homework.
There will be several projects that will be assigned throughout the year. Students will have 1-2 weeks to complete these projects which will be graded as a project. Failure to complete these projects will lower your grade significantly.
As part of your homework you will be required to read at least 30 minutes every night in the book that you have taken out of the class library or is part of your literature circle.
Homework MUST be completed every night!! Failure to complete homework will result in receiving a zero, exclusion from activities, notes and phone calls home.
CPS policy: 25 books must be read by the end of the school year. You will be provided with a book log to record your books.
*These supplies are due by Monday, September 2.
-Reading skills and strategies
-Narrative, Persuasive, and Expository Writing
-Novel based learning
-Responding to reading through writing
-Talking with peers about what you’ve read
Integrating content class learning