2016 - 2017 Reading/ELA Syllabus
8th Grade English/Language Arts Syllabus - Please click the link below that says "syllabus" to print a copy of the full syllabus.
Textbooks: Prentice Hall Literature: Language and Literacy by Pearson
Other Resources: The class will utilize interactive notebooks, journals, movies, Power Points, primary sources, computer labs and the library.
Mandatory Supplies: These supplies are required for this class.
- (1) Pkg Black or Blue pens
- (4) Glue sticks
- (1) Pkg Red Pens (we will be using these all school year)
- (1)Colored Pencils
Optional Supplies: These supplies are optional, however if purchased, these items will be beneficial to the student.
- (1) Box of Kleenex (Advisory Class Only)
Grading Guidelines: The following are the district’s approved grading guidelines.
Regular Classes: Pre APClasses:
35% Major Grades 45% Major Grades
15% 9 Weeks CBA 15% 9 Weeks CBA
50% Daily Grades 40% Daily Grades
Homework, Tests, Quizzes: It is the student’s responsibility to go home and review all notes, complete homework assignments and be prepared for tests and/or quizzes. Please assist your child in studying their notes to help them have a successful school year.
Late Work: (District Policy) Students will have one day following a given assignment due date to submit a late assignment. Late assignments will receive a grade no higher than a 70.
Daily Assignment Failures: Students may redo the daily assignment within 2 school days for a maximum grade of 70. Students can take the assignments home to redo. Students CANNOT use class time to redo an assignment.
Major Test/Project Failures: Students may re-rest within 3 school days for a maximum grade of 70. Students must attend one of the after school tutorials to re-do a test. No retakes will be done during class time, nor can the student take the test home. NO EXCEPTIONS!