• Mr. Johnson's 8th Grade English Language Arts Course Overview

    About Course

     

    TextbooksPrentice 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 AP Classes:

    35% Major Grades                                             45% Major Grades

    15% 9 Weeks CBA                                             15% 9 Weeks CBA

    50% Daily Grades                                              40% Daily Grades

                                                               

    Homework, Tests, QuizzesIt 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 dayfollowing a given assignment due date to submit a late assignment. Late assignments will receive a grade no higher than a 70.

    Major Test/Project Failures: Students may re-rest within 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!

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