Ms. Silano's 7th Grade English Language Arts (Literacy & Written Expression)
Course Content & Expectations
- Students will study grammar within the context of their own writing by exploring the function and purpose of the eight parts of speech.
- Students will be exposed to the four genres of writing. (EXPOSITORY -PERSUASIVE- DESCRIPTIVE - NARRATIVE)
- Students will study all the major genres of literature. (GENRES RANGING FROM FICTION TO POETRY)
- Students will become familiar with the function and purpose of Writer's Workshop and the writing process.
Students receive either a five or a zero for inspected homework assignments. A homework grade of five is only given to fully completed homework assignments. A homework grade of zero is given to students who submit incomplete or no homework for a particular assignment. NO PARTIAL CREDIT IS GIVEN FOR INCOMPLETE HOMEWORK ASSIGNMENTS! IT'S ALL OR NOTHING!
AFTER SCHOOL HELP
After school help will be offered on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:00 to 3:30 in room 105. Your child must bring in a note granting him or her permission to attend each extra help session. Also, your child must have prearranged transportation prior to attending an extra help session.
1 three subject notebook (VOCABULARY- LITERATURE - ENGLISH)
1 Mead composition notebook for Writer's Workshop
4 folders in a binder (WRITER'S WORKSHOP- ENGLISH- VOCABULARY - LITERATURE)( NOT REQUIRED BUT RECOMMENDED)
1 pocket sized dictionary
1 red pen for correcting
*Please feel free to email me prior to 6:00 p.m. regarding any matters or issues of personal concern related to this class at firstname.lastname@example.org.