Language Arts Syllabus

    Mrs. Terri Galloway Lyons


    Telephone: 352-671-6035 Ext 56256

    Remind Application: Text message 81010 @gall56256


    Language Arts Objective

    In Sixth Grade Language Arts, 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. I am available one  day after school for students who would like to make up missed work. Parents need to contact me in writing to make arrangements.   



    Required Daily Materials

    Duo tang Folder 

    2 Compositon books

    Notebook paper

    Pencils with erasers

    Handheld sharpener

    personal ear buds 

    colored pencils


    Wish List 

    1st period - Highlighters

    2nd period - red, green or purple pens

    3rd period - bottle of glue  

    4th  period - Kleenex

    5th period - sandwich bags

    6th period – bottle of glue



    Classroom Expectations

    1.) Enter the classroom quietly.

    2.) Turn in homework and sharpen pencils.

    3.) Quietly complete Bell Work.


    Classroom Rules

    1)           Keep hands, feet, and objects to yourself.

    2)           No food, drinks or gum.

    3)           Remain in your seat and work quietly.

    4)           Respect yourself and others.

    5.)          Always do your BEST.


    Discipline Plan

    If a student breaks a rule stated above, the following consequences will occur:

    1)           Verbal warning

    2)           Time Out (parent notified)

    3)           Time Out in another class (parent notified)

    4)           Time Out in another class (parent notified)

    5)           Dean Referral


    Grade Category

    Homework  5%

    Class Work, Quizzes 50%

    Tests, Projects, and Presentations  45%


    Grading Scale

    A           =             90-100

    B           =             80-89

    C           =             70-79

    D           =             60-69

    F            =         59 and below



    -          Homework will be assigned weekly. Homework will help reinforce skills we are working on in class. Homework will also consist of incomplete classwork.

    -          Class work – will be completed in their interactive notebook and will be submitted when requested by teacher.  Late classwork will be reduced 10 points for each day late.

    -          Projects are creative extensions from literature and writing assignments that will include performances, essays, and speeches.

     -             Quizzes will generally assess mastery of essential skills taught during the unit.

    -         Tests will assess reading comprehension, writing fluency, as well as grammar progress.




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