6th Grade Language Arts Syllubus

  • Welcome to 6th Grade Language Arts!

    Mrs. K. Crumpton

    Phone: (352) 671-7225

    E-mail: kerri.crumpton@marion.k12.fl.us

     

    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 6th grade English Language Arts.

      

     Materials Needed by Thursday, August 16h.

    • 1 folder with pockets and prongs (any color)
    • Pencils
    • loose leaf paper (college or wide ruled)
    • 1 Composition notebook (any color)
    • Colored pen (any color other than blue or black, please NO Yellow!)

     

     Reading

    I am a firm believer that the more we read the more we know, the better we write, and the stronger our vocabulary is. We will be reading in my class. I will require each student to have reading material on them at all times. There will be moments when disruption in class will call for a “reading break” or we finish up earlier than anticipated and will have time to read as well as days that I allow silent reading. If you are not able to check out books from our media center due to books not being returned, you will need to have access to the public library or any other place that you can find reading material (this includes magazines appropriate for 6th graders).

      

    Writing

    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.

     

    Grading

    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%).

     

    Tests/projects: 40%

    Quizzes/Classwork: 50%

    Homework: 10%

     

    Understand that there will be times when an assignment is graded based on effort and other times when it is graded based on your ability or knowledge of a concept. You also need to know that just because it is done in class, it doesn’t mean that it will become a grade. Sometimes I just like to see where you are with the skills we are working on. I will not tell you ahead of time if/how I intend to grade an assignment, so there is never any work that becomes more important. If I am assigning you something to do, trust that it has a purpose!

     

    You will have daily bell work. This will be an expectation as soon as you have gotten yourself prepared for class. I should never have to tell you what you are working on in the first 10 minutes of class. Bell work is always a grade and will be graded weekly!

     

     Cell phones will be required to be turned off and put away! If a student is found with their cell phone on them, it will be taken and given back at the end of class. If a student chooses to argue with me about this, the cell phone will be sent up to discipline and a parent/guardian will need to pick it up from the school.

     

    Additional Information from Mrs. Crumpton:

     

    I hope that when you walk through the door of our classroom, and that 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 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 2018-2019 school year. THANKS!