Hello! My name is Ssali Mukasa and I am one of the ELA teachers for 7th and 8th grade. I graduated from the University of South Florida in 2009 with a degree in Literature. I have a passion for reading and writing that I hope I can transfer to all my students this academic year. It is an honor and a pleasure to serve these students at Howard Middle School for the 2019-2020 year.
Grade % Breakdown:
50% - Assignments
30% - Assessments
10% - Bell Work (Comp. Fluency)
10% - Exit Tickets (Learning Checks)
- I allow redo's and make ups for any assignments and/or assessments throughout each quarter. As long as students turn in assignments completed and follow the instructions of that assignment I will never give a grade below a 70%. So if they have any assignment grade below 70% it's because they did not complete an assignment or follow the instructions of that assignment. If they have an assessment grade below 70% they can redo it until they get a satisfactory grade.
-The only grades that are final and can't be redone are their Bell Work and Exit Ticket grades. These grades are contingent on the student coming into class and finishing the bell work within the first 5 minutes of class and finishing their Exit Ticket question in the last 10 minutes of class. So those two grades tend to reflect a student's effort, participation and focus in my class.
Thank you for reading, I will upload all assignments to this website :)