Mr. Ulcena’s 8th Grade ELA Syllabus
Welcome to 8th grade ELA class! I have an exciting and rigorous curriculum for this school year, and looking forward to a fantastic year and hope that students will not only learn to really enjoy ELA but will also be prepared for future reading and writing classes. I believe that through encouragement, support, and fun, by both parents and teacher ELA class will successfully educate and hopefully inspire our young students to achieve more than we can ever imagine.
1) Be seated with all materials and supplies when class begins.
2) Complete all assignments on time.
3) Listen while others are speaking.
4) Respect each other’s opinions, space, and belongings.
5) Keep your hands to yourself.
If a student breaks a rule stated above, the following consequences will occur:
1) Verbal reminder
2) Contact parents
3) Referral to the Front Office for ISS or OSS.
4) Student meets with teacher and parents.
5) Behavior Intervention Plan.
· The daily objectives and learning targets will be displayed each school day i.e. (Opening, Work Session, Essential Questions, and Closing).
· Each week Vocabulary Words will be giving on Monday.
· Writing-to-Win and Intervention activities will consume 30 minutes of instructional time every Tuesday and Thursday.
· Lesson Plan (Work Session (Explore, Explain, Elaborate)
· Formative assessment
Grade Breakdown and Policy
Grades are broken down into three categories:
· Class Participation – 35%
· Daily Work – 35%
· Assessments – 30%
A+ to A- = 100% – 91%
B+ to B- = 90% – 81%
C+ to C- = 80% – 71%
D+ to D- = 70% - 65%
F = Below 65%
*During an excused absence (ex. illness, travel), that student is allowed the number of days absent in order to make-up work.
*During an unexcused absence (ex. suspension, truancy), assignments are due the day the student returns to class.
Parent(s) and Guardian(s):
Please discuss this syllabus with your child, then sign and date below. In addition, please sign your child’s assignment notebook everyday as a tool of communication with the Math teacher and to familiarize yourself with the routine of our Math class.
Child’s Name Grade
Student Signature Date
Parent(s)/Guardian Signature Date