Important InformationClass Syllabus 2017-2018______________________________________
THIS YEAR WE WILL USE GOOGLE CLASSROOM!You will often complete assignments and classwork found on Google Classroom.
Teacher Expectations: This is what I will do...
Student Expectations: This is what you will do...
Create engaging assignments and lessons.
Provide choice within the units.
Allow creativity to flourish.
Complete all class assignments and homework assignments.
Utilize teacher/peer feedback to grow as a reader and writer.
Make good choices based on personal interest and ability.
- Be creative while allowing others to express themselves in their own way.
- Act responsibly: Remember that anything done for school on the computer is an extension of our classroom and that whatever you do reflects our class and Lancaster Middle. You should always post and use the Internet appropriately.
Outside of Class Requirements:
Go on Google Classroom and complete all required assignments.
Time will vary depending on the individual student learner. You may be viewing videos or completing tasks. Most all homework will be used for the next day's class lesson. Please come to class prepared.
Inside of Class Requirements:
Communicate with peers
Consider and evaluate new points of view
ALL STUDENTS ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR COMPLETING ALL ASSIGNMENTS.
Lack devices at home?
Our library is open ALL DAY
School Library Before/After Hours
Tues-Thurs 2:30-3:25 PM______________________________________________________________________________________________________________ON A SIDE NOTE...
Q: WHY DO WE READ?A: WE READ FOR LIFE! WE READ TO LAUGH, CRY, EXPERIENCE, UNDERSTAND AND TO GROW.We are also going to practice reading because...* reading prepares you for the world of work.* reading make you a better writer.* reading helps build mature vocabulary.* reading is rewarding.* reading well is financially rewarding.* reading is hard, and "hard" is necessary.* reading opens the door to college and beyond.* reading makes you smarter.* reading arms you against oppression.Q: What are the parts that make up a complete essay?A: If you get stuck writing, knowing these parts will help you think about what to add next. This will help in HIGH SCHOOL!Introduction*Hook (Grab readers attention)*Thesis/Controlling Idea (Purpose of your paper)*Transition Sentences (Introduce your sources and/or people your discussing)Body Paragraphs*Topic Sentence/Focus Statement*Supporting Details-AT LEAST THREE (Will need explanation)*Wrap-Up Sentence or Closing SentenceConclusion*Re-State Thesis/Controlling Idea*Summarize Key Points*Powerful Statement