• In ELA 7/8 we will be working towards the New York State Grade 7 and 8 ELA Standards.

    Students are encouraged to keep up to date on their assignments through Google Classroom.

    I am always available for extra help during 9th period or after school.


    Classroom Expectations

    - Be on time and prepared to learn

    - Respect yourself, your peers, adults, and classrom

    - Always do your best work

    - Be safe

    - BE KIND

    Consequences for Failling to Follow Expectations

    1. Verbal Warning
    2. Move seats
    3. Conference after class, stay after school with teacher
    4. If the behavior is on-going a discipline referral/detention will be assigned according to the student code of conduct



    Grading Policy

    Homework: 35%

    Classroom Participation: 40%

    Tests/Quizzes: 25%


    Participation Grades

    Each week students are given a participation grade of up to 20 points per day, 100 points for the week.

    Participation grades take into account: 

    -participation in classroom discussion

    -completion of daily bell ringers and class activities

    -following classroom expectations

    **students are not penalized for absences

    Homework Policy

    -Homework is given for reinforcement of skills and content that we have been working on in class. 

    -Homework is assigned only 1-3 times a week, not every night. 

    -Homework that is not completed by the due date will lose 5 points for each day that it is late.

    Extra Credit

    Extra Credit opportunities arise a couple of times during each marking period.  I encourage students to take advantage of these opportunities.