This year, we will expand our minds. We will focus on…
- Language Arts
- parts of speech, punctuation marks, and the functions of each
- constructing logical sentences
- journaling and writing argumentative, explanatory, and narrative essays
- literary works from a variety of genres (individual novels, and readings from Scholastic SCOPE: The Language Arts Magazine and The Language of Literature)
- reading comprehension strategies
- spellings, definitions, and uses of vocabulary terms
- 2 notebooks
- 1 folder
- writing utensils (i.e. pens/pencils)
- your Hamlin ID
- You are a human being. Some people you like; some you don’t. You may not be friends with everyone in this classroom, but you will treat everyone in this classroom with respect. If not, I will take immediate disciplinary action (e.g. loss of privilege/activity, after school in-service with me, detention, etc.).
- Come to class prepared. Do not despair—I will always have extra writing utensils that you may borrow using your ID as collateral. However, I obviously cannot cover your homework; that’s on you.
- Complete your assignments and turn them in to me on time. The highest grade a late assignment can earn is a B-; any assignment not returned within one week of the date assigned will earn an F.
- Put forth your best effort in your work and your positive behavior.
- Raise your hand and wait to be called on before you speak. Call outs will not be acknowledged.
- I will do my best to help you learn and grow.
- I will work my hardest to help you reach your fullest potential.
- Language Arts