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6/7th Grade Language Arts Syllabus

Metcalfe Co. Middle School


Course Description
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 and communicator. You will also develop reading strategies that will help you be an independent reader across all subject areas.

Class Expectations

*Be Prepared.

*Be on Time and begin work when entering the classroom.

*Be Respectful to teachers and other students. 

*Be Responsible - Complete all work assigned.

Course Outline
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)

Grading Scale

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 5 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 before school in tutoring and after school in the 21st Century Tutoring Program.

Daily Procedures
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. All work is prepared on Canvas and Google Classroom.

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 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.

Teacher Information:
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, please leave me a message to call you or call during my planning time listed below.

Planning Time 8:44 a.m.-9:35 a.m.
School Number  270/432-3359
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