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 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***






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