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LITERATURE 7/8  

 

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7th grade- Complete poetry cyber assignment- Due April 26th 

Assignment is being emailed to students, and a paper copy will be given out in class tomorrow, April 10, 2019 

 

 

8th grade- Complete Anne Frank epitaph cyber assignment- Due April 26th 

Assignment is being emailed to students, and a paper copy will be given out in class tomorrow, April 10, 2019 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

About Me: 

 

I am a new "dragon" and resident of New Jersey. I grew up in Delaware. I attended Archmere Academy. I then attended St. Joseph's University for my undergraduate degree (elementary/special education)  and graduate degree (reading specialist/ESL). I lived and taught in Philadelphia for a few years. This will be my sixth year of teaching. I am so excited to be a part of the Kingsway Middle School community!

 

 

Course Study:

Literature provides the student with a variety of genres: short stories, novels, fiction, non-fiction, drama, and science fiction. The study of each story entails vocabulary usage, an array of comprehension skills, and written responses grounded in textual evidence. Students will also analyze literary terms as they relate to the readings. 

 

Feel free to email me with any questions! terpakl@krsd.org 

My voicemail is ext: 1025

 

Classroom Rules:

 

  1. Be Patient 
  2. Be Prepared
  3. Be Respectful
  4. Be On Task

 

 

Materials:

 

  1. Binder 
  2.  Looseleaf paper
  3. 5 tab dividers
  4. Index cards 

 

Grading Policy:

 

50% = Primary Assessments (Tests, Major Projects, Major Writing Assignments)

 

40% = Secondary Assessments (Quizzes, Minor Projects, Minor Writing Assignments, Graded Assignments)

 

10% = Supportive Assessments (Classwork, Homework, Participation)

 

Grading Scale:                                Binder Organization:

 

  A  = 92 – 100                                        ·  Journals/warm up 

 

  B =  83 – 91                                          ·  Vocabulary

 

  C = 74 – 82                                           ·  Comprehension

 

  D = 65 – 73                                           ·  Literary Terms

 

  F =   0 – 64                                           ·  Writing/Tests  

 

Homework Policy:

Homework is due the day after it is assigned unless otherwise noted

Partial credit is awarded to late homework

 

Absent Policy: 

The amount of days absent is the amount of days to make up the work 

 

Test/Quiz Policy:

Assessment corrections will earn you points towards your low grade on that assessment. They are due the next day. No credit will be awarded to corrections if the full question and answer are not completely written out. Parent signature required as well.