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HUBERT MIDDLE SCHOOL “Home of the Hornets”

HUBERT MIDDLE SCHOOL “Home of the Hornets” 8 ​ ​ ENGLISH/ LANGUAGE ARTS COURSE SYLLABUS KimberlyKimberly.crawford@sccpss.com ​ ​ ​ ​ Kiwonder.davis@sccpss.com Rosalyn Kriner Rosalyn.kriner@sccpss.com ​ ​ ​ (912) 395-5235 Welcome to a new beginning! This year, students will be studying English/Language Arts using Instructional Frameworks ​ . These frameworks are intended to be models for articulating desired results, assessment processes, and teaching-learning activities that can maximize student achievement relative Georgia Performance Standards. We are looking forward to a successful year for all of our students. Course Description Language Arts helps students to improve their reading, writing, speaking, listening, viewing, and study skills. Students will develop an appreciation of written and spoken language. Students will use oral language, written language, media and technology for expressive, informational, argumentative, critical, and literary purposes. They will examine the literary genres, grammar and conventions, and the different kinds of writing especially Expository and Persuasive texts. In addition, they will expand their use of descriptive words and complex sentences. also expected to read a minimum of 25 books for the school year. Students are Power Standards A. Students will demonstrate comprehension and show evidence of a responsible explanation of a variety of literary and informational texts. B. Students will understand and acquire new vocabulary, using it correctly. C. Students will produce writing that establishes an organizational structure, sets a context and engages the reader, maintains a coherent focus, and provides closure. D. Students will demonstrate competence in a variety of genres. College & Career Ready in Reading, Writing, Speaking, Listening, and Language The standards serve as the new learning standards for students this year. As students advance through the grades and master the standards in reading, writing, speaking, listening, and language, they are able to exhibit with increasing fullness and regularity the capacities of the literate individual listed below: A. Students will demonstrate independence in learning. B. Students will build content knowledge. C. Students will respond to the varying demands of audience, task, purpose, and discipline. D. Students will comprehend as well as critique. E. Students will value evidence. F. Students will use technology and digital media strategically and capably. G. Students will come to understand other perspectives and cultures. 1 " id="pdf-obj-0-4" src="pdf-obj-0-4.jpg">

8th ENGLISH/ LANGUAGE ARTS COURSE SYLLABUS

Kimberly L. Crawford

Kiwonder Davis

​ ​(912) 395-5235

Welcome to a new beginning! This year, students will be studying English/Language Arts using Instructional Frameworks. These frameworks are intended to be models for articulating desired results, assessment processes, and teaching-learning activities that can maximize student achievement relative Georgia Performance Standards. We are looking forward to a successful year for all of our students.

Course Description

Language Arts helps students to improve their reading, writing, speaking, listening, viewing, and

study skills. Students will develop an appreciation of written and spoken language. Students will use oral language, written language, media and technology for expressive, informational, argumentative, critical, and literary purposes. They will examine the literary genres, grammar and conventions, and the different kinds of writing especially Expository and Persuasive texts.

In addition, they will expand their use of descriptive words and complex sentences. also expected to read a minimum of 25 books for the school year.

Students are

Power Standards

  • A. Students will demonstrate comprehension and show evidence of a responsible explanation of a variety of literary and informational texts.

  • B. Students will understand and acquire new vocabulary, using it correctly.

  • C. Students will produce writing that establishes an organizational structure, sets a context and engages the reader, maintains a coherent focus, and provides closure.

  • D. Students will demonstrate competence in a variety of genres.

College & Career Ready in Reading, Writing, Speaking, Listening, and Language

The standards serve as the new learning standards for students this year. As students advance

through the grades and master the standards in reading, writing, speaking, listening, and language, they are able to exhibit with increasing fullness and regularity the capacities of the literate individual listed below:

  • A. Students will demonstrate independence in learning.

  • B. Students will build content knowledge.

  • C. Students will respond to the varying demands of audience, task, purpose, and discipline.

  • D. Students will comprehend as well as critique.

  • E. Students will value evidence.

  • F. Students will use technology and digital media strategically and capably.

  • G. Students will come to understand other perspectives and cultures.

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Note:8th grade students are no longer required to take the Georgia’s Writing Assessment. Students will be expected to show evidence of competency in writing well developed paragraphs that provide supporting details in the new assessment (GMAS) *At the end of the school year, students will continue to show proficiency on the Georgia Milestones Assessment (GMAS).

   

Class work

Grading Scales Assessments

40% CW/HW

60% Unit Tests, Weekly Quizzes, Mid- Term/Post/Final Exam/Projects/Writing Assessments

Class Assignment/Final Essays

20%

Test

30%

Homework

10%

Projects

30%

Writing Drafts

10%

 

Progress Reports:Besides mid-quarter progress reports, students will periodically be given

progress reports that must be signed by parent or guardian. PARENTS: PLEASE ASK YOUR CHILD ABOUT HIS/HER ACADEMIC PROGRESS.

A/E

90-100%

B/S

80-89%

C/N

75-79%

D/N

70-74%

F/U

below- 69%

Supplies Needed (please replenish supplies often)

2 inch 3-ring Binder (Please get REQUIRED SIZE)

Black/Blue Ink Pens (ample supply)

Pencils Highlighters Composition book Colored Pencils - optional

Classroom Expectations

Dividers Loose-leaf paper Jump drive • Vis-a-vis pens

Be PREPAREDto be successful. ​ ​BELIEVEin yourself. ​ ​PUTforth ALLefforts. Be RESPECTFUL to yourself, teachers and other students. Be RESPECTFULto the learning environment. SUBMIT ALLassignments on or before due date. ELIMINATEexcuses!

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Instructional Expectations

Students are expected to remain in class, focused, and on task at all times. Assignments should

be completed and submitted on time. Group work and individual work will be assigned. All students are expected to read a minimum of 25 books for the year. Students will have reading goals set each marking period. We encourage you to take your child to the public library to check out books.

Discipline

All students are expected to model appropriate behavior in class. The code of conduct should be reviewed by both parent and student. Students must understand the importance of following directions, refraining from classroom disruptions, using profanity, damaging school property, wearing their school ID, tucking in their shirts, and displaying appropriate behavior with adults.

****In order to be successful each marking period, students will need to:

Complete all assignments

Participate in class

Stay organized and keep up with notes, handouts, and papers

Study, review and read each night

*Parents are encouraged to drop in for classroom visits and utilize the student handbook for Correspondence.

ELA Notebook:

Students must maintain an ELA notebook in my class. It must remain organized and notes should

always be up to date. It is important for ALL students to have the required 2 inch 3 Ring binder. Please purchase the REQUIRED SIZE. The notebook should be organized with dividers accordingly:

Regulations for student writing

Signed Syllabus

Reading

Writing

Resources (Standards, Rubrics, etc)

Access class website for resources, enrichment, announcements and more!!!

Go to Hubert Middle School’s page Access Faculty

Look for Kimberly Crawford, Kiwonder Davis, or Rosalyn Kriner. Read, learn, and enjoy!!!!

Collectively, we can all work together to have a wonderful school year. Be sure to review your teacher’s website also for updates as the school year progresses. We look forward to working with you.

Parent Signature

X____________________________________________________________

Student Signature X ___________________________________________________________

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