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English 8A Syllabus

Mrs. Julie Parkinson

Madison Junior High School

8A English Classroom Policies and Procedures

Curriculum

  • Short Stories/Plot
  • Journal Writing
  • Grammar
  • 6 +1 Writing Traits—Compare/Contrast
  • Book Share Project
  • Novel: Chinese Cinderella

Supplies Needed

  • One 3-ring binder with 2 pocket folders to keep assignments/handouts/etc. organized
  • One  Hard bound composition notebook for Journal Writing/Note taking/Assignments         

Black, blue or red ball point pens and regular lead pencils.  NO gel/colored pens

Grading:

        Grades are earned and 80% of all grades will be calculated on a point system composed of all class and homework assignments, projects, papers, quizzes, and exams. Assignments will vary according to the nature of the classroom material.  Extra credit will periodically be available for any students who have completed ALL of their assignment work. Citizenship points will be worth 10% of the final grade. Citizenship is worth 300 points. This averages out to 10 points a day. Points are lost if any of the three rules listed below are broken. 10% of your grade will be the End of Course Assessment.

Late Work:

        All assignments will be given a due date.  Late assignments will be accepted no later than 2 weeks after due date and will receive a 50% deduction from the earned score.

Project:

There will be a Book Share Project assignment for this class. You will have about two months to read a book of your choice, complete the requirements, and give a classroom presentation.  Most of this assignment will be done out of class, and it will NOT be accepted late.

Mrs. Parkinson Procedures and Rules

l        Be Prompt

Be on time to class. You are allowed three tardies per trimester with no penalty.  The vice-principal has requested to be notified after the fifth tardy.

l        Be Prepared

Bring your binder, notebook, paper, pen/pencil, required assignments, and reading book every day.  You may leave the room three times per trimester with no penalty.  After that, citizen points will be lost. 

            No food or drink is allowed in the classroom, EXCEPT clear water bottles.

      Keep all notes, handouts, worksheets, etc. for review throughout the trimester to be used for study   

guides for tests. 

l        Be Polite

Be respectful of me, substitute teachers, student teacher, any guests, and your classmates.  If rudeness is displayed, it can affect your citizenship points.  Any discipline consequences will follow school policy.  Please be aware of all MJH policies.

 

 Please cut off the bottom of this form after reviewing it with your parents or guardians, sign it and return it   to me. It is a required assignment for you to sign; the signature of your parent or guardian will be extra credit.

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Class Period: _____________

Student Signature _____________________________ Print your name_________________________

Parent Signature ____________________________________

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