In this class we will continue to expand and refine students' skills and knowledge in the four main areas of study for the Common Core English Language Arts Standards for grades 7 and 8.
Homework is assigned in order to provide students with the opportunity to practice and reinforce concepts and skills taught in class. Timely completion of homework is essential for student success. For this reason, completing homework late is strongly discouraged. Late work may or may not be accepted and graded for partial credit.
Assessment & Grading Policy
Student progress will be assessed through quarterly benchmark exams, as well as various tests, quizzes, writing assignments, homework, and projects. The grading scale for the class is as follows:
A 90 - 100% -- Level 3
B 80 - 89% -- Level 2
C 70 - 79% -- Level 1
D 60 - 69%
F 0 - 59%
In order to be eligible for an "A," all writing assignments and projects must be turned in on the due date. Writing assignments and projects turned in after the due date (but within 1 week of due date) are eligible for no higher than a "B." Writing assignments and projects turned in more than 1 week after due date are eligible for no more than 1/2 credit. The point? Turn it in on time for the best grade possible. Didn't turn it in on time? Still turn it in because 1/2 credit is better than no credit.
In keeping with Calistoga Joint Unified School District Board policy, quarter and semester grades will be calculated as follows:
Files & Templates
Daily Lesson Plans & Assignment Due Dates
During the first week of school, students and I discussed and established expectations for behavior in the classroom. We also discussed progressive consequences to support students in meeting expectations.
Is it Safe?
Is it Respectful?
Is it Responsible?