ELA and Math Resource
Course Description and Objectives
The instructional time will focus on three critical areas: (1) developing understanding and fluency with multi-digit multiplication, and developing understanding of dividing to find quotients involving multi-digit dividends; (2) developing an understanding of fraction equivalence, addition and subtraction of fractions with like denominators, and multiplication of fractions by whole numbers; (3) understanding that geometric figures can be analyzed and classified based on their properties, such as having parallel sides, perpendicular sides, particular angle measures, and symmetry.
Students will focus on developing comprehension strategies that will enable them to manipulate grade-level texts of appropriate complexity, and communicate effectively both in writing and in speaking. students will identify structural elements in text such as scenes and chapters, distinguish narrative voice, understand the impact of aesthetic elements, and make logical connections.
- Operations and Algebraic Thinking
- Number and Operations in Base 10
- Measurement and Data
- Reading Literary (RL)
- Reading Informational (RI)
- Reading Foundational Skills (RF)
- Writing (W)
- Speaking and Listening (SL)
- Language (L)
Course Assessment Plan
Students will receive a variety of assignments designed to enhance their learning. If a student is absent, the student is responsible for the missed assignment. Students who have an excused absence will be allowed five days to turn in the missed assignment. No work will be accepted after five days.
Evaluation (Schoolwide Grading Policy)
- Summative Assessments 40% (Unit & Chapter Test, Projects, Tasks)
- Formative Assessments 50% (Quizzes, Class work, Graded Writing Assignments, Group Work, etc.)
- Homework/Other 10% (assigned at teacher’s discretion)
Classroom Procedures & Expectations
The overarching expectation in this class is RESPECT: respect for yourself, respect for other students, respect for the teacher/or any individual in authority, and respect for any guests that may enter our class. Although this encompasses all other expectations, I will outline several others for the sake of clarity.
- Always Try YOUR BEST!!! I will not settle for anything but your best!!
- Have the “I can do it” attitude! Stick To It and Don’t Give Up!
- Remain SEATED and PREPARED at all times.
- Bring ALL materials to class DAILY.
- Every student is responsible for helping to maintain a clean, safe learning environment. Your area must remain CLEAN at all times. The floor should be clear of trash, paper, and personal belongings.
- Adhere to all policies, rules, and regulations outlined in the student handbook, and Morgan Road Middle School’s Norms.
Classroom Management Procedures
- 1stOffense Verbal Warning
- 2nd Offense Loose Dojo Points
- 3rdOffense Call Parents
- 4thoffense Office Referral