Pre-AP Reading 6th Grade Syllabus
Mrs. P. Cisneros
Room # 2A
Conference: 6th Period: 2:04 – 2:59
School Phone# 956-254-5159
ELAR - Class Description
This class will consist on the development of improving student reading performance, to instill in students a lifelong love of reading, and to improve students’ critical thinking skills, vocabulary and writing skills.
Pearson Prentice-Hall Literature /Language and Literacy Basal
Reading / Literature Expectations:
*Students will read AR novels and in class novels as part of a reading grade.
*Students will have understanding and analysis;
1. across Genres, 2. Literary Texts, 3. Informational Texts
1st Marking Period Literary Fiction/Nonfiction & Expository
2nd Marking Period Expository continued, Drama, Poetry, Fall Diagnostic
3rd Marking Period Literary Fiction/Nonfiction, Persuasive,
Expository, & Spring Diagnostic Assessment
4th Marking Period Expository continued, Drama, Poetry, STAAR Review,
STARR Test, Novel & Author Study
Homework/Daily Work Policy:
Completed work is due at the requested time on the assigned due date.
Projects are due at the requested time and date.
*Late projects are accepted only under extreme circumstances.
Accelerated Reader will count as one major TEST grades each nine weeks.
The student is responsible for reading at least two-three books at appropriate grade level per nine weeks. Grade will be based on point accumulation with a minimum of 14 points for a grade of 70.
Each point over 14 will increase the grade by 5 points. Ex: ( 14 points=70, 15 points=75. etc…)
Accelerated Reader Points August 2016 to May 2017
20 = 100 17 = 85 14 = 70 7-9 = 55
19 = 95 16 = 80 12-13 = 65 1-6 = 50
18 = 90 15 = 75 10-11 = 60 0 = 0
*Late work will not be accepted unless absent or under extreme circumstances.
*Retests will be given at an assigned time and date.
*BYOD: Use upon teacher discretion
*Make up work is the responsibility of the student. If the student has an excused absence, he/she must ask the teacher for any make up work on the day he/she returns.
Supplies: These will be carried in the student’s backpack except for the Kleenex box which will remain in the classroom.
Personal Pencil Sharpener
(1)Spiral Notebook (for vocabulary words)
(2) Pocket Folders
Black or Blue Pens
Highlighters (any color)
(1) Composition Notebook
(1) Clorox Wipes
Be prompt & prepared with required supplies
Be responsible and productive
Be polite and respectful; treat others as you would like to be treated.
NO food, gum, drinks allowed (Water allowed)
Follow ALL LFCISD rules and policies
1st offense- Verbal warning 3rd offense- Staffing
2nd offense- Parent contact 4th offense- Office Referral
*Severe disruptions: Parents will be called for a conference immediately and/or student will be sent
immediately to the office.
Daily Work/Homework = 40% of final grade
Tests, Accelerated Reader, Projects = 60% of final grade