• Escalate English Reading Syllabus


    Course Objectives and Description   


                Escalate English is the course that we will be using this year.  This course is a direct supplement to the curriculum used in the Language Arts classes and will intellectually challenge you and prepare you for success in school, in a career, and in life.


            You will participate actively through listening, viewing, and reading selections. You will be completing activities that require speaking and writing in response to the content.  By participating in the activities and assignments, you will have the practice needed to use English purposefully.  You will be able to share information, to state and justify opinions, to argue thoughtfully and respectfully both orally and in writing.  Escalate English will give you the tools to help you in all your academic classes! 

     Class Supplies: (to be replenished throughout the year as needed)

    • single subject notebookrs(wireless is preferred) 
    • loose leaf paper                                                         
    • Pencils and/or Pens 
    • Folder with pockets for use in a 3-ring binder
    • tissues
    • personal hand sanitizer
    • mask or face shield 
    • Corded ear buds or headphones (must have the traditional plug)                                                                                                      


    • Class work-50%

      Any work done in class is classwork. This includes workbook completion, writing assignments, online activities, as well as DBQ or CIS lessons. You are responsible for completing their own work.

    • Tests/Quiz/Projects-40%

      Tests measure your grasp of the subject material being covered. Tests will be combination of multiple choice, short answer, and written response. Quizzes will be included in this category. Any assigned projects such as book reports are included in this category.

    • Homework-10%

      Your homework is to read at least 20 minutes a night for 5 of the 7 days in a week.  Turn in your completed Daily Reading Log on your assigned block day.  Additional homework may be assigned.


       Grading scale:

      A: 100-90        B: 89-80          C: 79-70          D: 69-60          F: Below 59


      Make-Up Work:

    • If you know you will be absent, you should get the assignment from the teacher before your absence.  In cases of unexpected absences, you can get missed assignments upon your return to class.  You are responsible for asking for the work and returning it in a timely fashion. 


      Conduct and Behavior


                  Your ability to follow class rules and procedures is vital to the smooth operation of the class.  All students will perform and live up to the LMS school-wide expectations of Do Your Best, Do What's Right, and Treat Others the Way You Want to Be Treated.  In this class, there are some non-negotiable expectations:

    • Talk at Appropriate Times

      Do not have conversations in class during instruction.  If I am speaking, you need to be listening.  There will be no talking during Silent Independendt Reading time. Do not write or pass notes.

    • Be Where You Are Supposed To Be

       Always remain in your assigned area. This may be your desk or any other area that I assign you. Be in your seat and ready for work when the bell rings. You are tardy if you are not present in the room when the bell rings. 

    • Respect for Others/Materials  

      Always show respect toward yourself and others. This includes verbally, physically, and in your overall attitude. You will work in various collaborative groups and interact positively with all classmates. Do not write in books or on desks, or walls. No throwing of books, pencils, or other items. No "horseplay".


    • No electronics!  Student phones must be turned off and out of sight. Headphones/ear buds must be placed in pocket or backpack.
    • No eating or drinking (except for water)
    • No personal grooming during class!  This includes using lotions, body sprays/perfumes, make-up, hair brushing, etc. Use of hand sanitizer is permitted and encouraged.
    • No gum chewing!
    • Consequences may include:  
    • Verbal reminders

    • Seat changes
    • Time outs
    • Conference with the teacher
    • Lunch detention
    • Parent contact
    • Referral

         A Classroom Management Reort (CMR)will be completed for instances of poor behavior.  The 4th CMR will result in a referral.

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