Welcome to 7th Grade Language Arts!
Mrs. K. Crumpton
Phone: (352) 671-7225 ext.
The syllabus below is designed to give you a brief overview on different components of the Language Arts class. Throughout the year students will be practicing writing and reading skills in many different ways. The goal is for each student to obtain mastery of each and every content standard for students in Language Arts for grade 7.
Materials Needed by August 17th.
5 duo-tang folders with pockets
Pencils and loose leaf paper
Colored pen (any color other than blue or black, please NO Yellow!)
During the 7th grade year, students will be spending in class and out of class time reading. Additionally, students will be required to complete one book report a quarter (these will not be your normal book reports, I try to make them interesting!). The schedule will be given out at a later date. Book reports will be project grades. Projects and tests count as 40% of your overall grade.
Because you are required to read and do book reports, you will have no problem with reaching your AR goals.
I am a firm believer that reading makes you “smarter,” if you are not reading something then you are not taking the challenge of becoming more intelligent. Every nine weeks you will have an AR goal to meet. We will be visiting the Media Center often as a class, and you will have plenty of opportunities to check out books. Each nine weeks your AR goal will be different, so there will be more information to come.
You will be required to write both in class and at home. Writing is a big part of Language Arts, and it is my goal to make each of you more confident in your writing skills. Be prepared to write almost daily. The only way you can improve is with practice and constructive criticism. Writing is a process and I will be here with you every step of the way.
Each nine weeks the breakdown of assignments and participation in class will be as follows: (the percentages represent the percent each category will represent in the total of the students overall grading, totaling 100%)
Additional Information from Mrs. Crumpton:
I hope that when you walk through the door of our classroom, you are excited about learning as well as prepared to work. The requirements and information on this syllabus are all designed with a successful year in mind. I am confident all of you can and will succeed. It is my goal to prepare you for the road ahead. I want all of you to know my door is open any time for advice and help. I look forward to learning from all of you, along with teaching and guiding you. It is important to be aware that this syllabus may be changed at any time during the school year to better meet the needs of the classroom and you as students.
You are welcome to visit useful links, updates, weekly homework assignments, project details, and copies of the information in this syllabus by visiting the HMS homepage, clicking on Faculty and clicking the link next to my name titled Webpage.
Parents/guardians, this syllabus is also designed with you in mind, as it outlines the assignments and expectations of your child’s school year. Your signature, returned to me, will let me know you understand the goals and expectations set forth for the 2016-2017 school year. THANKS!