Syllabus
                                        Resaca Middle School
                                        ESL I/IICourse Syllabus

Mireya Guevara                                                  Conference:1:07-2:02

Room:23                                                               e-mail:miguevara@lfcisd.net

Course Description:
This course will consist of developing listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills in English through the Read 180 Program.   With the Read 180 Program, the teacher begins and ends each session with whole group instruction and in between students break into groups and rotate through three stations for small group and independent learning. Read 180 is an effective reading intervention program that helps raise reading achievement for struggling readers.

The following textbooks will be used:
Oxford's English/Spanish Picture Dictionary
ESL Teacher's Book of List
Newcomers Read 180
Six Grade Literature
Seventh Grade Literature
Milestone
Read 180 paperback books
Read 180 audiobooks
National Geographic Kids
Storyworks (scholastics)
Portals to Reading

Grading Procedures:

Daily work counts as 40% of the marking period grade. This must include a minimum of ten (10) daily grades, quizzes, homework assignments, teacher observations, etc.

Major work counts as 60% of the marking period grade. A minimum of four major grades, which may include unit, chapter, and/or skills exam is required.
Other major assignments may include projects, journals, oral presentations, etc.

Assignments:
All daily and homework assignments will be turned in before the period. Late assignments may be turned in after the student has given the teacher the reason for the tardiness of  the assignment.

If a student is absent, it is the student's responsibility to ask the teacher for assignments that need to bee done as soon as the student returns to school. If work is not turned in due to illness, it is the parents responsibility to call or e-mail the teacher to obtain assignments.

Classroom Expectations:
We will be polite at all times.
We will work quietly and not disturb others.
We will listen respectfully when others are talking.
We will be friendly to fellow classmates.
We will be honest and trustworthy.
We will respect our teachers and other adults.
We will be prepared for class every day.
we will arrive to class on time.
We will cooperate with others.
We will always do our best.

Consequences:
Warning
Teacher/Student Conference
Lunch Detention
Parent Contact
Parent/Teacher Conference
Referral

District Code of Conduct:
The student will be required to follow the Districts Code of Conduct. Failure to follow the Code of Conduct will result in disciplinary action by the school's administration.







                                              ELA 8th Grade
                                             Course Syllabus


Mireya Guevara                                                    Conference:1:07-2:02

Room:23                                                               e-mail:miguevara@lfcisd.net


Course Description:

The eight grade writing course develops skills to prepare students to successfully enter the literary world and be ready for high school level work.  Students will be expected to think critically and creatively, to budget time effectively, and to develop vocabulary.  Students will take part in a multitude of writing experiences from journals and poetry to research, essay, critical analysis and letters.

The following textbook will be used:
Writing Coach Grade 8
Writing Coach Workbook Grade 8

Grading Procedures:
Daily work counts as 40% of the marking period grade. This must include a minimum of ten (10) daily grades, quizzes, homework assignments, teacher observations, etc.

Major grades counts as 60% of the marking period grade. A minimum of four (4) major grades, which may include unit, chapter, and/or skills exam is required.  Other major assignments may include projects, journals, oral presentations, etc.


Assignments:

All daily and homework assignments will be turned in at the beginning of the class period. Late assignments may be turned in after the student has given the teacher the reason for the tardiness of the assignment.

If a student is absent, it is the student's responsibility to ask the teacher for assignments that need to be done as soon as the student returns to school.
If work is not turned in due to illness, it is the parent's responsibility to call or e-mail the teacher to obtain assignments.

Classroom Expectations
The students will be required to follow the Classroom Expectations:

1.  We will be polite at all times.
2.  We will work quietly and not disturb others.
3.  We will listen respectfully when others are talking.
4.  We will be friendly to fellow classmates.
5.  We will be honest and trustworthy.
6.  We will respect our teacher and other adults.
7.  We will be prepared for class every day.
8.  We will arrive to class on time.
9.   We will cooperate with others.
10. We will always do our best.

Consequences:
Warning
Teacher/Student Conference
Lunch Detention
Parent Contact
Parent/Teacher Conference
Referral

District Code of Conduct

The student will be required to follow the Districts Code of Conduct.
Failure to follow the Code of Conduct will result in disciplinary action by the school's administration.











































































































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