Mrs. Nicole Boyce
856-935-2700 ext. 2231
Seventh Grade Language Arts
Course Grading Rubric: Essay Scoring/Open-ended Scoring:
10% classwork 4 = 98%
10% homework 3 = 82%
30% Quizzes 2 = 65%
30% research/analysis 1 = 48%
You will be exposed to reading and writing through outside reading novels and Timeless Voices, Timeless Themes: Writing & Grammar with a focus on Narrative, Expository, and Research/Argumentative.
At least two days of week we will concentrate on different types of writing and skills that go along with well-written writing. You will be writing for sustained periods of time. However, Writing and Reading will take place everyday! Types of writing: Arguementative, Expository, and Narrative
You will be taught the research process and be responsible for writing your own paper. We will be doing the paper step-by-step in class, but you will need to complete some parts at home. Our topic this year is The Social, Emotional, and Financial Effects of Teenage Pregnancy.
All assignments handed in must have a heading on them or five points will be deducted. If I can’t tell what the assignment is I can’t grade the assignment.
Homework not turned in on the due date will lose five points a day.
After ten days or the test on that section it will receive a zero.
Students will be required to read for 25 minutes Monday through Thursday
Students will have the same amount of time he/she is absent to make-up missed work.
Students are required to have a Black or Blue pen or pencil and outside reading on a daily basis.
Respect, Respect, Respect! It goes both ways: show respect to get respect!
Come to class prepared, you aren’t running back to your locker.
Raise your hand and wait to be called on.
Dress correctly(refer to uniform policy)
- Follow school rules (refer to handbook) examples: No food, electronic devices, be in the room when the bell rings, and no foul language. Do not try to charge your electronic in my room!
Warning 1. Verbal
Warning 2. 15 minute detention
Warning 3. 30 minute detention
Warning 4. 45 minute detention, a call home with possible write-up
No Lunch Detention
Disclaimer: Teacher reserves the right to alter or change rules. Write-ups may be given without notice if teacher feels necessary.
Be in your seat when the bell rings to start the class with your things on your desk ready to start class. (binder, book, pen)
Once you sit down, read the board for directions!
I dismiss you, not the bell. Stay seated until then.
Raise your hand if you have a question or a comment. If you do not raise your hand, you will be ignored.
When leaving the room for any reason, first you must have permission, then you must write a pass and I will sign it. Do NOT waste lined paper writing a pass.
Computers are to be used only with teacher permission or when related to classroom work.
Sharpen your pencil or have a writing utensil before the bell rings to start class. Sharpen your pencil instead of catching up on gossip. If you need to sharpen it during class, ask permission.
All completed work is to be turned in to the correct bin. If you do not properly hand it in, it will not be graded.
All absentee work is located on the shelf next to the door. It is your responsibility to make-up all missed work. You will have the same amount of time that you were absent to make-up missed work.
Be on time to class. If you are late to class without a pass, you will receive a teacher detention. If you are ever more than seven minutes late, that is considered a class cut and will be a referral to the office.
The correct heading must be put on all assignments.
- If your homework is not turned in on the due date, you will lose ten points a day. After five days or the test, you will receive a zero for that homework assignment.