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8th Grade , Language Arts

 
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ACCELERATED READER REQUIREMENT (per quarter)
1 Non-fiction/historical fiction per quarter and 1 Fiction/Non-Fiction or Historical fiction
*        All books must be 5.0 points or higher.
*        To receive a “Meets” you must read 2 books and pass the AR test with an 80% or better.
*        To receive an “Exceeds” you must read 3 or more books at an 8.0 point level or higher, and pass the AR test
           with an 80% or better.
*        An alternate assessment is available for books that do not have a traditional AR test. The link to this document can be found on the right hand side in the "Language Arts News & Reminders" section.

 1st Quarter Due Date: Wednesday, October 26, 2017
2nd Quarter Due Date: Wednesday, January 17, 2018 
3rd Quarter Due Date: Wednesday, March 21, 2018
4th Quarter Due Date: Wednesday, May 30, 2018
Accelerated Reader Website: www.arbookfind.com

VOCABULARY REQUIREMENT (per quarter)
Students will use Membean ( http://membean.com)
*     students must complete four 15 minute sessions per week (60 min per week total).
*    students will complete this in and outside of class (homework)
*     quizzes will be given at school every week on Monday.
 
HOMEWORK / ASSESSMENT POLICY
1.  All homework/Assessments are due at the beginning of the period on the assigned day.  Students must come
     prepared to class.  They will not be permitted to go to their locker once class has started. If they do not have
    their work, they must get a MHS.
2.  If your student had an EXCUSED absence:  It is up to them to arrange a time to make-up work / get any
     notes or handouts they missed.  
            a.  They need to check the website for assigned assessments/homework.
            b.  If they have questions, they can email me or come in during recess to ask questions.
             c.  For every day a student has an EXCUSED absence, they are entitled to 1 additional day to make up
                  work (except for long term projects.)
3.   If your student is not sure how to do their homework:
            a.  Have them try 1/3, and they are to send me an email no later than 8pm (cbrown@stpaulk-8.org). 
            b.  The next day, your student MUST come in to see me at recess.  When they come in, we will go over what
                 they were confused about and they will complete/fix  their homework.  If the student does not email me
                 AND come in, THE MHS STANDS.  THIS DOES NOT APPLY TO LONG TERM PROJECTS!
 4.  If your printer breaks, have your student email the assignment to me (by  8pm), and we can print it off before
     homeroom the next day. 
                       
 * If your student needs any specific accommodations, to make their learning experience more  comfortable, please let me know.   I will do my best to accommodate them.