|A day||B day|
|First semester||2nd period||1st period|
|Second semester||2nd period||1st period|
This course develops thinking, reading, writing, research, inquiry, and oral presentation skills.
Students will be capable of inferring, interpreting, analyzing, and appreciating the language. Students will be able to use library and reference materials. Students will be able to compose clear, coherent,
and purposeful essays with multiple paragraphs.
Grade System and Class Performance Requirements:
Students must hand in each assignment on the day it is due. Late assignments will be accepted only in extraordinary circumstances (“extraordinary” to be determined by Mrs. Carney).
An “A” means a student is performing at a level of excellence. A “C” means a student is doing the minimum amount and/or quality of work to pass. The following is the grade scale:
|A||100% - 94.5%||B||86.4% - 83.5%||C||76.4% - 73.5%||D||66.4% - 64.5%|
|A-||94.4% - 89.5%||B-||83.4% - 79.5%||C-||73.4% - 69.5%||Below 64.5% students will receive an “F”|
|B+||89.4% - 86.5%||C+||79.4% - 76.5%||D+||69.4% - 66.5%|
Each assignment is placed into a category, which is weighted. The following are the weighted categories of assignments and the percent each carries toward the total. These weighted percentages may change.
|Group Work||5%||MY Access writings||10%||Quizzes & Tests||10%||Final drafts||15%|
|Miscellaneous||10%||Silent Sustained Reading||5%||Reading Responses/ Log||10%||In-class writing||15%|
In January a mandatory Persuasive Writing Exam will be administered. This exam is worth 15% of the second semester Language Arts grade. There will be opportunities for remediation through "MyAccess" and National Honor Society Tutors. The categories will be changed to accommodate both this exam and Core Criterion Test Score.