Munoz Syllabus 2019 - 2020 includes supply list

English Language Arts

Syllabus

Teacher: Ms. Munoz

Date: August 19, 2019

Overview & Purpose

    Through our exploration of literature from around the world, 7th grade English students will be reading and reflecting on literature selections that focus on themes we encounter in our lives. In this class, we will make connections between literature and ourselves, develop our reading, writing, critical thinking, and speaking skills, and strengthen our vocabulary and grammar knowledge.


    We will learn to analyze literature, to read and write for deeper meaning, and to think critically about what we read and write. We will build upon our knowledge of narrative, persuasive, analytical and informative writing styles, while learning to incorporate clearly defined thesis statements, textual evidence, smooth transitions, and various organizational strategies into our writing. Our intention in 7th grade English is to prepare for 8th grade, high school, college, and beyond.

Course Objectives

  1. To improve overall reading, writing, and critical thinking skills

  2. To expand our knowledge of English vocabulary and grammar

  3. To maintain effective study habits and organizational skills

  4. To gain a strong foundation in English for uses in future classes and endeavors

  5. To foster an appreciation for writing, literature, and reading

Textbooks & Novels

  1. Summer Reading: The Watsons Go to Birmingham - 1963 by C.P. Curtis

  2. Pearson myPersepectives consumable

  3. The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton

  4. Farewell to Manzanar by James D. Houston and Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston

  5. la línea by Ann Jaramillo

 

Materials Needed

  1. 2 inch white view binder

  2. 5 tab dividers

  3. Ruled notebook paper

  4. Pencils

  5. Highlighters

  6. Scissors

  7. Elmer’s liquid glue - 4 oz

  8. Colored pencils 12ct

Please have supplies no later than Wednesday, August 21st.  For those who are able, I would appreciate help acquiring any of the following - a teacher always needs these things on hand!

*Extra pencils

*Kleenex

*Hand sanitizer

*Clorox wipes

 

 

 



Procedures

  1. Enter the classroom calmly and quietly

  2. Hang your backpack in the back of the classroom

  3. Get your supplies

  4. Sit in your assigned seat

  5. Begin working on the day’s focus activity


Classroom Expectations & Consequences

  1. Arrive to class on time with the materials required

  2. Listen to and follow instructions the first time given

  3. Keep hands, feet, and objects to yourself

  4. Respect yourself, your teacher, and your classmates


     First Offense: Verbal warning and documentation

     Second Offense:   Detention and phone call home

     Third Offense:   Detention and parent/student conference

     Fourth Offense:   Discipline referral to the office

     *Severe disruptions/infractions will result in student being immediately sent to the office


Grading Guidelines

This course follows grading and make-up policies as outlined by the district.  The grading guidelines for Sharyland ISD can be accessed through the district website:

http://www.sharylandisd.org/departments/curriculum/guidelines___policies   

I encourage parents to monitor their child’s grades through Skyward Family Access.  Directions on how to login can be found here:

http://www.sharylandisd.org/parents/family_access/