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Here is my 8th grade Language Arts syllabus.

Mrs. Roberts 8th grade Language Arts Syllabus

 

Grammar

8 parts of speech

Sentence formation

-simple

-compound

-complex

Formal/Informal speaking and writing

 

Reading

Vocabulary using context clues and dictionary skills

Independent Reading student chooses novel

Accelerated Reader and Reading Renaissance

Parent Choose Book Report with SSS book report

Sunshine State Standards student uses reading process effectively and understands the common features of a variety of literary forms

Read Aloud

Fluency

Shared Reading

Guided Reading

Story and plot analysis

Characterization

Point of View

Reading for pleasure

How to choose a book to read

Exposure to non-fiction, fiction, poetry, and multi-media genres

 

Writing

Bias in writing

Newspaper and Current Events

Opinion writing and Letters to the Editor and to Congressman/women

Summarizing and paraphrasing

Pre-writing/Writing Organization

Writing as a Process

Essay Writing Workshop

-         examples

-         knowledge of rubric

-         peer editing

-         proofreading and revising

Construction of an Essay

-         expository

-         persuasive

Sunshine State Standards

-         uses writing process effectively

-         writes to communicate ideas and information

Biography Writing

-         parent/guardian biography

Poetry Workshop

-         exposure to many genres of poetry

-         students keep a poetry portfolio

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I am dedicated to teaching a child as much as possible during each class. Our classrooms are an open and friendly setting that allow students to contribute. These are our class rules, tardy policy, and my chain of consequences for breaking a rule. However, there are MANY various rewards to following the rules!
 
RULES
1. Arrive to class on time.
2. Raise your hand to be recognized.
3. Be prepared for class.
4. Stay in your seat.
5. Don't bug your neighbor
 
Tardy Policy
1st warning
2nd warning
3rd phone call home
4th morning detention
5th conference requested with parents, teachers, student, and administrator
6th referral
7th and more - referrals
 
Chain of Consquences

#1 Verbal Warning

#2 Phone Call home 

#3 Detention if no show, call home and reassign

#4 Action Plan

#5 Referral

IF ANY OF THESE ARE NOT FOLLOWED THROUGH, PARENT/GUARDIAN WILL BE CALLED.

 

IF THERE ARE ANY SERIOUS BEHAVIOR PROBLEMS A REFERRAL WILL IMMEDIATELY BE ISSUED AND PARENT/GURADIAN WILL BE NOTIFIED.

 

IF THERE IS INDICATION THAT A LAW MAY HAVE BEEN BROKEN OR PERSONAL HARM HAS BEEN OR MAY BE CAUSED, STUDENT WILL BE REFERRED TO PROPER AUTHORITIES.

 

REMEMBER that if we all follow the rules, there will be many REWARDS!

 

Reward possibilities include:

Time on the computer

Positive letters home

Positive parent phone calls

Free homework pass

Treats

Trip to the library

Student of the week

Various other REWARDS!