Syllabus Spring 2015-2016
Classroom Expectations, Procedures, & Policies
English Language Arts
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The goal of the International Baccelaurate Programme is to facilitate student growth as world citizens. Students will become inquiring and knowledgeable thinkers, communicators, and risk-takers; who are principled, open-minded, caring, balanced, and reflective.
Course Description English Language Arts: We will work towards the following goals. We will utilize the LAUSD English Language Arts Common Core course guide. The units include Informative/Explanatory, Argument, and Narrative. We will also include Interdisciplinary Projects to enhance and promote the goals of the IB Programme.
Classroom Expectations for Behavior:
*Student behavior directly determines the Cooperation Grade. 8th Graders with too many Unsatisfactory grades in Cooperation will not participate in Culmination activities.*
Be Prompt: enter class calmly and on time.
Be Prepared: bring your supplies and materials every day.
Be Polite: respect others, their property, and the class environment.
Be Productive: try your best.
- Verbal warning. 2. Conference with student after class. 3. Campus Beautification.
- After School Detention. 5. Note or phone call to parent. 6. Parent conference with all teachers. 7. Referral to Dean’s Office 8. Unsatisfactory grade in Cooperation
Rewards: 1. Verbal Praise; 2. Good News phone calls; 3. Jaguar Paws; 4. Prizes; 5. Snack
Work Habits Grade: Prompt, Productive, Prepared.
Supplies: 1) note book; 2)backpack; 3) silent reading book; 4) flash drive; 5) supply pouch; 6)3 blue or black ink pens; 7). 2 non-mechanical pencils; 8) pencil sharpener; 9) paper (loose leaf); 10) highlighter; 11) colored pencils *Excessive Tardies will result in a grade of Unsatisfactory in Work Habits
Academic Grading Scale*
A = 100% - 89%; B = 88% - 79%; C = 78% - 68% ; D = 67% - 58%; F = less than 58%
Grades are based on the total point earned divided by the total points possible. Examples of assignment categories include: Notes, Skills Practice; Participation; Homework; Essays; Projects; Tests; Quizzes
Daily homework assignments consist of independent reading using student selected library books or Achieve 3000. Other homework consists of completing class work or projects as needed..