This course will include: strategies to increase reading comprehension and improve reading speed; practice in writing essays; vocabulary building; speech-writing and presentation; literature studies, including novels; grammar and usage practice; FCAT preparation, and more.
North Marion Middle School’s students are not permitted to carry a backpack. In its place is a notebook. These notebooks, though the property of individual students, are expected to be maintained in a professional manner. NO DRAWING ON NOTEBOOKS! All class information (notes, class work, quizzes, and tests) should be kept in an orderly fashion in its designated place. Notebooks may sometimes, but not always, be used in open-note tests/quizzes so organization is the key to success.
We will read EVERY DAY. We will write EVERY DAY. You should always come to class with your binder, your AR library book, paper, and something to write with (pencil or blue/black pen).
GRADING SCALE AND WEIGHTS
90-100 = A 60-69= D
80-89 = B 0-59 = F
70-79 = C
1. Students are expected to be in class and on time every day. Once a student has earned three (3) tardy marks, they will receive a Tardy Referral, a phone call home, and they will serve lunch detail. All subsequent tardies will result in a disciplinary referral. 2. If you are absent, and the absence is excused, you will be responsible for completing any make-up work. For class work and homework you will three (3) days to make up the assignments. Test and quiz make-ups must be scheduled within one (1) week of the excused absence. If you are absent only on the day of the quiz/test, you will be responsible for making it up the next day you attend school.
Follow the Golden Rule: Treat others the way you wish to be treated!
Be Respectful: Do not interrupt speakers, be a good listener, and treat others and their property with respect.
Follow the Rules: Raise your hand to speak, stay in your seat until given permission to leave it, and move through the hallways in a quiet, orderly fashion.
Be a Responsible Student! : Come to class ready to learn, have all required materials ready, update your planner daily, and turn in all assignments on time.