6th Grade Cambridge Syllabus
Ms. Eva Pollinger
Telephone: 352-671-6035 Ext 56267
Remind Application: Text @NMMS6Camb to 81010
Language Arts Objective
In sixth grade ELA, students will be challenged to improve skills in reading, composition, oral communication, and logical argument. The grammatical, mechanical, and syntactical skills of language are taught within the meaningful context of the writing process. Extensive in and out of class reading, class discussions, and a variety of writing experiences will be required.
Make-up Work Procedures
If you are absent, you will have the number of days absent to make up work. There is a bulletin board dedicated to informing students about the work they missed while they were gone and in front of the bulletin board is a hanging file folder containing the work we did each day that week. Students are solely responsible for checking the bulletin board, collecting, completing, and returning their make-up work.
Required Daily Materials
Two plain black composition notebooks
Personal ear buds
Pencils with erasers
Blue or black ink pens
Red, green, or purple colored pen
1) Begin class prepared and on time.
2) Raise your hand if you have something to say and only leave your desk with express permission.
3) Keep your hands, feet, and belongings to yourself and at your desk.
4) When talking is allowed, be on topic and be polite.
5.) Keep your area clean and return all borrowed materials to their proper places in the same condition you received them.
If a student breaks a rule stated above, the following consequences will occur:
1) Verbal warning/redirection
2) Time Out, infraction, parent phone call
3) Time Out in another class, infraction, parent call
4) Time Out in another class, infraction, parent call
5) Dean Referral
Class Work, Quizzes 50%
Tests, Projects, and Presentations 45%
A = 90-100
B = 80-89
C = 70-79
D = 60-69
F = 59 and below
- Homework will be assigned the first day of the week. Homework will help reinforce skills we are working on in class.
- Class work – will be completed in their interactive notebook and will be submitted when requested by teacher.
- Late work is not accepted in accordance with the Cambridge Honor Code.
- Projects are creative extensions from literature and writing assignments that will include performances, essays, and projects.
- Quizzes will generally assess mastery of essential skills taught during the unit.
- Tests will assess reading comprehension, writing fluency, as well as grammar progress.