6th Grade Cambridge Syllabus
Ms. Eva Pollinger
Telephone: 352-671-6035 Ext 56267
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 sick work bulletin board immediately inside the class detailing the process for getting caught up on sick work. A flyer will be sent home explaining the same policy. Ultimately, students are solely responsible for checking the bulletin board, homework board, and class website(s), talking with their teacher at an appropriate time, and collecting, completing, and returning their make-up work.
Required Daily Materials
1.5 inch binder WITH pockets
8 tabbed dividers
Pencils with erasers
Blue or black ink pens
Correctors (red, green, or purple colored pens)
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 40%
Tests, Projects, and Presentations 50%
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, but may be added throughout the week as needed. When no explicit homework is given, students should review current class notes for a minimum of 15 minutes.
- 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, etc.
- Quizzes will generally assess mastery of essential skills taught during the unit and help students to identify where they need to focus and remediate prior to tests.
- Tests will assess reading comprehension, writing fluency, as well as grammar progress.