7th Grade English/Language Arts (ELA)

Mrs. Pinter's Course Outline 2017-2018

 

 

 

Welcome to your 7th grade English/Language Arts (ELA) class. This class will challenge and inspire you in the pursuit of personal excellence in reading, writing, speaking, and listening. My expectations of you are as follows: Come to class with a positive attitude, and open mind, respect for yourself and the talents and insights of others, a sense of humor, and a spirit of adventure. A pencil, your current novel, agenda book, homework, and all class materials should also come with you.

I look forward to a great year together!

 

 

 

Class Materials:

 

  • Collections anthology and web-based series: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt © 2015 

         (These anthologies must be covered with a book sock/cover.)

  • Collections Close Reader workbook: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt © 2015
  • Common Core Assessment: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt © 2015   
  • Vocabulary Workshop Common Core Enriched Edition Volume B Sadlier-Oxford © 2013
  • Class novel and/or current independent novel
  • Folder
  • Journal

 

 

 

Grading Procedure:

 

  • Tests: 50%

 

Collections selection tests

 

Collections Performance Tasks

 

• Novel exams and/or projects

 

• Major/lengthy writing assignments

 

 

  • Quizzes: 20%

 

• Spelling quizzes---Greek Stems

 

• Vocabulary quizzes---move to test category middle of MP 2

 

• Journaling/Informal writing tasks

 

• Select graded homework/classwork assignments

 

  

  • Homework: 10%
  • Class effort/Participation: 10%
  • Independent reading AR tests or book reports: 10%

 

 

 

Missing Homework Policy:

 

  • After informing me of a missing homework assignment, a “Missing Homework Form” will be filled out
  • Each“Missing Homework Form” will result in a 5 point deduction from your homework average

 

 

 

Independent Readers:

 

  • 1 independent reading book per month
  • Due dates will be given in advance

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

****Please sign and return this portion of the Course Outline to Mrs. Pinter by Friday, September 11th, 2017 Thank you***

 

 

 

 

 

I have read and understand my 7th Grade English/Language Arts Course Outline.

 

 

 

Student Name:___________________________________

 

 

 

Student Signature: _______________________________

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

My child has shared the Course Outline with me.

 

 

 

Parent Signature: ________________________________