We will be working on a variety of objectives this year. Grammar, vocabulary, writing skills and literary skills will be the main focuses in our classroom.
We will also be writing memoirs, studying non-fiction reading while exploring the Titanic, honing our research skills, writing argumentative essays, reading So Far From the Bamboo Grove, exploring poetry in April, and reading, reading, reading!
We read a lot, so be sure you have a reading book with you in class every day. I will take you to the library every Friday. Here are some more sources.
Books for Young Adults
Absent Work vs Late Work
When you return from an absence, check the agenda online to see what you missed. Worksheets can be found in the extras file on the back table. Absent work must be turned in within 5 school days, or as many days as you were absent, whichever is less, in order for it to be counted as on-time.
Work turned in after it is due is considered late. Late work is marked 'late' in the grade book without a deduction in points, but it will affect your work-habits mark. Any work turned in after the summative unit test is taken will not be accepted for credit.
Summative tests may be retaken when additional student-initiated practice has been completed with 85% accuracy or better. Retakes are given after school only, on an agreed upon day.
Formative assignments (practice assignments) will account for 15% of a student's overall grade. Summative assessments (tests at the end of each unit) will account for 85% of a student's overall grade.