Language Arts (203)

Mrs. Flores                                                                    

Materials needed:

- Binder
- Five dividers for binder (Handouts, Assignments, Tests/Quizzes, Projects, Paper)
- Pens (blue or black AND red)
- Colored pencils
- Highlighters
- White-out (tape or liquid)

Course description:
This year, we will be expanding our writing abilities through coursework in spelling, vocabulary, creative writing, grammar, poetry, and literature.  Students will gain the ability to distinguish between different types of writing as well as be able to compose those different writing styles themselves.  They will venture through different genres of literature and become acquainted with some of the most important works of the last few centuries.

Grading policy:

            Tests                                                    30%
            Projects                                               30%
            Quizzes                                               20%
            Homework                                          10%
            Participation                                        10%

-          Pop quizzes: I will not give pop quizzes unless I have noticed students not doing or completely their homework assignments. 

-          Late work: I will deduct ten percent a day for each day an assignment is late if the assignment is daily homework. Also, I will not remind students to bring in their homework as it is their responsibility to turn in their work. 

-          Participation: This portion will come from the student’s participation in daily discussions, individual work assignments, and group work.