8th Grade ELAR
Course Descriptions & Expectations
8th Grade ELAR
Description of Class:
Students will read and write a wide variety of literary texts in accordance with the 8th grade TEKS objectives. Students will also conduct research and learn how to use oral and written English Language conventions. The use of technology will be a crucial part of class instruction and assignments.
Students are expected to:
1. Show RESPECT, have PRIDE, bring a positive ATTITUDE.
2. Come to class on time every day prepared and ready to learn.
3. Adhere to all District, campus, and classroom rules and procedures.
4. Complete all classroom assignments and homework in a timely manner.5. ALWAYS TRY THEIR BEST!
Late work:Work is expected to be turned in on the due date the teacher gives the class. If a student cannot reach this due date:-10 points will be deducted for each day an assignment is turned in late.-Students will not be allowed to turn in work if it is more than a week overdue.-Make up assignments will only be given upon parent request for assignments that are no more than a week late.Absences:If a student is absent for personal or extracurricular reasons, it is the student's responsibility to make up the assignment.
*Teacher will give student the exact number of days he/she were absent to turn in the assignment. For instance, if a student was absent 1 day, they will have 1 extra day to turn in their work; if absent 2 days, they will have 2 extra days to turn in the work.Consequences:If students fail to adhere to any of the district, campus, or classroom rules/procedures disciplinary action will be taken. Disciplinary action will include, but not be limited to: Verbal warning, student- teacher conference, lunch/after school detention, phone call to parent or guardian, parent/guardian conference with teacher, referral to office.