ELA Students (Homeroom)

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Questions & Answers About ELA 

Q: What is ELA?

A: Reading, Writing, Spelling, Grammar, Handwriting, Listening, and Communication.

 

Q: How can my child study for ELA?

A: Students should study any/all materials in his/her ELA Folder. Some weeks they will take home reading textbooks if you use one of the stories. ELA question packets will come home when we read a novel/chapter book. Students should complete the skills packet page/s each night, and pay attention in class. Practice sheets will be reviewed daily and graded on Friday.

 

Q: How will my child be graded for Reading?

A: Tests are given when we have read, discussed, worked on and mastered a skill in ELA. Reading tests will include vocabulary questions, comprehension questions about a text, and a student response. When we read novels and chapter books, quizzes and tests will fall throughout the week. Please check your child’s agenda and/or my class webpage for updates on upcoming tests and dates. Reading assignments (including tests) count as 60% of a students’ total ELA grade.

 

Q: How will my child be graded for Language Arts?

A: Students will complete journal topics in their notebook throughout the week. A journal grade will be given at the end of a grading period for the number of journal entries he/she completed. Grades will also be given for handwriting as cursive handwriting is now a part of the ELA curriculum. Students will begin writing essays and reading responses and those will be graded using a rubric (showing possible points). Spelling & Grammar skills will also be taught throughout the year and are included in the Language Arts grade. Language Arts assignments (including tests) count as 40% of a students’ total ELA grade.

 

Q:  Will my student have to read books and write book reports?

A: Students will be encouraged to read books of their choice and participate in the Accelerated Reader program for points & prizes as a classroom incentive.. Each student is also required to read one book per nine weeks and complete a book report for a grade (using a rubric) A book report schedule is attached.

BOOK REPORT

DUE DATES

(Any turned in after this date will have 10 pts. deducted for being late!)

Friday, September 28 yes 

Thursday, October 31 yes  

 Thursday, December 5 

Friday, January 31 

Friday, February 28 

Thursday, March 26 

Thursday, April 30 - FINAL BOOK REPORT (more information to come)

**A paper with dates and a template for Fiction/Non-fiction reports went home the first week of school.** 

** Please refer to this when writing or helping your child write his/her report! **

 

 

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