Pre-Ap Syllabus

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



Timeline: Literature

1st Marking Period                 Literary Fiction/Nonfiction & Expository

2nd Marking Period                Expository continued, Drama, Poetry, Fall Diagnostic
                                                      Assessment, Persuasive

3rd Marking Period                 Literary Fiction/Nonfiction,   Persuasive,      
& 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.


Project Policy:

Projects are due at the requested time and date.

*Late projects are accepted only under extreme circumstances.


AR Policy:

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 

Red Pen

Pencils/ Erasers

Highlighters (any color)

Notebook Paper

(1) Composition Notebook

(1)Kleenex Box

(1) Clorox Wipes



Class Expectations:                                                      

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