Metcalfe Co. Middle School
7TH GRADE ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS SYLLABUS
In this class, you will learn study skills in reading, writing, speaking, and listening. You will develop comprehension and communication skills needed to be a successful reader. You will also develop reading strategies that will help you be an independent reader across all subject areas. Class Expectations What It Looks Like Be Prepared Be on time and begin work when entering the classroom. Be Respectful Show respect to teachers and other students and you will receive it. Be Positive Believe that you can be successful and you will. Be Responsible Complete all classwork and homework on time.
Quarter 1 • Reading Strategies – Fiction text
Quarter 2 • Reading Strategies – Nonfiction text
Quarter 3 • Reading Strategies – Fantasy, Drama (Plays)
Quarter 4 • Reading Strategies – Nonfiction text, Figurative Language (Poetry)
A 90 - 100
B 80 - 89
C 70 - 79
D 60 – 69
F 59 and Below
Grades will consist of weekly Bell Ringers, Quizzes, Tests and at least 4 Projects.
When You Miss School
It is YOUR responsibility to get makeup work and complete on your own time. Turning in late work will result in a 10 point deduction in your grade for that assignment. See the Student Handbook for the complete homework and makeup work policy. You will be able to work on missed work during Level Up classes, as well. Ask me if you have questions.
Level Up classes are designed to help students stay on target with mastering content. These classes allow students to work at their own speed with the support of a teacher to assist when needed.
Each day class begins with a Bell Ringer. You will get it on your way into class and complete independently. The day’s activities will be posted on the board. Class will consist of independent work, partner work and group work.
How Am I Doing?
Grades are updated twice a week and current every Friday afternoon. To check your grades and make sure you have turned everything in, you can check Infinite Campus. Students may use their 10 digit student ID and password to check their account or parents can call (270) 432-0600 to set up an account to view all their children’s grades under one account. To access this, log into www.metcalfe.kyschools.us. Click on Infinite Campus Parent Portal (or Student Portal) and log in with the user name and password provided. Student usernames can be received by asking Mrs. London and parent usernames must be received by calling the number mentioned above. A tutorial to listen and watch is also on the website to help you understand how to use the program.
Feel free to email me at any time and I will return your message during my planning time or after school. If you wish to speak with me, leave me a message to call you or call during my planning time listed below.
Planning Time 10:04 a.m.-10:47 a.m.
School Number 270-432-3359
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