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Dear Parents and Students,

Thank you for attending Open House. I know you received a lot of information in a short amount of time, so I've attached a copy of my presentation here as a .pdf document. 

Class Motto: We read closely, think deeply, and write completely!

Our textbooks have arrived, and I've given my students the choice of bringing one home or using the online version if they have access to the Internet.

Supplies: Students should have a 3-Subject Notebook to leave in the classroom, a 2-pocket folder to keep in their backpack for Lang. Arts and their AR log. Students should also have a pencil, red pen, and a highlighter each day. Any extra supplies should be left at home to replenish their backpack when needed.

Classroom Wish List:  I would like i-tunes, Barnes & Nobles, ice cream shop, Walmart, or Target gift cards to raffle at the end of each marking period for my classes. You receive Parent Involvement Time for donations like this. The gift card amounts can be in any amount ($5 - $25). Students will have to earn an entry into the drawing by turning in exceptional work or tests. I think the students would be very motivated to work for the extra reward.

 AR Reading: 1st 9 Weeks testing begins August 11th. Students should have two books checked out. Students are given opportunity most days of the week to read and AR test as well as check out books when they have finished testing. Students should try to achieve their point goal by earning a few points each week. Students are assigned points according to their Reading FCAT scores. The point chart is listed in the planner on page 20. Deadline days are posted on an attached .pdf document.  If your child is reading a large book, then they should be sure to get approval by me. If a student waits until the last week to test on a "big book" and fails the test, he or she is in jeopardy of not making their goal and earning a poor grade for the marking period.

 AR Home Connect- Check your child's current AR status 

 Homework: Homework is due the following day unless otherwise specified. Failing to turn in homework, on time, will result in a maximum grade of 60% if turned in one day late. Two or more days late will result in a zero for the assignment. Although I plan to give students enough time to work in class on assignments, it may be necessary for some students to finish assignments at home if not completed in class. 

Students may also want to revisit some of the lessons from class at home. They can do this through LearnZillion, an online tutorial of the new Florida Standards for English Language Arts.

 https://learnzillion.com/

 Our reading selections will come from our new literature textbook and can also be accessed through the Pearson website at home.

www.pearsonrealize.com

 

Works Cited Creater - Helps organize your source information while completing research

Contact: Geri.Paxton@tvcs.org

PDF documents
2014-15 Sunshine State Books - Read all 15 for a reward
6th Grade Language Arts Syllabus -
7th Grade Language Arts Syllabus -
AR Goal Deadline Dates -
AR Reading Log and Information Packet -
Editing Bell Ringer - Week of Sept 2
PAYPAM - Online Lunch Account
Saved by a Seal short story -
Secret Message & Maze Worksheet - Due 8-29
Word Work Worksheet - Due Sept. 5

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6th Grade Language Arts - Syllabus Signature Page

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6th Grade Language Arts - Writing Process Test

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6th Grade Language Arts - Word Study Worksheet

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