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6A English, Writing, and Spelling 
 
 
Mrs. Tara R. Kakiou
                            tkakiou@centralvalleysd.net
 
 
NOTE: Students who bring in boxes of facial tissues, boxes of new pencils, and Clorox wipes for classroom use will receive 1 ticket for each item
towards our monthly drawing!!
 
 
Daily Expectations:

Students are expected to come to class prepared. This includes arriving on time with iPad FULLY charged (remind your children that if they charge their iPad the night before, and then play games all morning before school, their iPad will be drained before school even starts!), 3 folders (English, Spelling, Writing), an AR book, and a pencil.
 
 
Grading Scale:
A 90-100
B 80-89
C 70-79
D 60-69
F 0-59
Extra Credit:

I do not allow students to do extra credit to improve grades. I believe if the students put forth the necessary effort and perform on a daily basis to the best of their ability, then they should be able to maintain good and/or passing grades. The time and effort they put into an extra credit project or assignment needs to be applied each day.
 
 
English Department Grade Weights:

30% Assessments (includes Tests & Quizzes)
30% Classwork
30% Projects/Writings
10% Homework
 
 
General Rules for Homework
  • The Google Calendar or Agenda App on the Ipad or Team A webpage should be checked nightly
  • Homework will be Monday through Thursday.
  • Homework on weekends is rare, but it may occur.
  • It should not take more than 20 - 25 minutes to complete the homework.
  • If an assignment is incomplete or not turned in, a zero (0) will be recorded for that assignment. Students will have 1 extra day to pass in their homework, after that they will earn the zero (0).
 
 
All assignments are posted on the assignment board in my class, on our 6A team webpage, and the district website (www.centralvalleysd.net)

**All assignments and tests are subject to change depending on the instructional needs of the students.**
When checking Powerschool for grade updates, please check on the weekend. It takes time to grade, check, and post.

Thank you for your cooperation and patience.
 
 
ENGLISH & WRITING
Textbooks: Writing Coach: Writing and Grammar for the 21st Century AND Language Arts
(Most of both textbookls are also on the student's iPads)
  • Homework will be given at least three times a week. The assignment may be a worksheet, an activity, or an iPad activity.
  • Assignments should be completed neatly.
  • Some assignments will be graded.
  • Quizzes will be given at the end of a section.
  • Some Unit Tests will also be given.
  • A variety of writings will be completed. Some of those writings will be guided writings and some will be independent writings.
  • Various stages of the writing process may be assigned for homework.
 
 
SPELLING
  • Spelling lists will be given on Friday.
  • Weekly worksheets on the list words will be completed either as classwork or homework
  • Some assignments are graded.
  • The final test on the words will be given on Thursday.
  • All tests are written ones
 
 
WORLD HISTORY: CHINA in the MIDDLE AGES
Textbook: Journey Across Time: The Early Ages
(The textbook is also on the students' iPads)
Daily Expectations:

Students are to have their textbook, their iPad (fully charged), a notebook (if not taking notes digitally on their iPads), a folder, and a pencil, and completed assigned work.

Homework:

The amount and types of assignments will vary. Homework assignments will be reviewed in class. Many assignments will be checked, and students will receive points for it. Assignments, test dates, and other important information will be posted on 6A's webpage.

Test and Quizzes:

All tests and quizzes will be announced in advance. The number of points and types of questions will vary. Generally there will be 5 Matching tasks, 5 Multiple Choice tasks, and occasionally an essay with 8-9 points.

Grading:

The student's grade will be determined by the total points accumulated from tests, quizzes, homework assignments, and other activities throughout the grading period such as projects.
Class Syllabus

 6A  English- Mrs. Kakiou   

Support Personnel: InclusionTeacher : Erin Palmer

Paraprofessional: Kathy Schwartz

Daily Expectations: Students must be in their assigned seat ready to begin class

when the bell rings. Students should bring the following materials to class: pencil, erasers, English, Spelling and Writing folders, AR book, ticket pouch, fully charged IPAD, and their completed assigned work.

Textbooks: Prentice Hall: Writing Coach – Writing and Grammar for the 21st Century AND Harcourt: Language Arts

Homework: All assignments will be checked in class and students will receive a test/point grade for homework for each 9-week grading period. Assignments and test dates will be posted in class and on my webpage class calendar.

Students are required to record all homework assignments in their Google calendar using their IPAD’s or anytime of homework organizer.

Grading: The student’s grade will be determined by the total points accumulated from tests, quizzes, group work, and homework throughout the grading period. You are able to monitor your progress on Power School.
The following district approved grading scale is used:

90%to 100%o A 80%to89%o B 70%to79%o C 60%to69%o D 0% to 59%o F

Study Island: This program should be utilized at least three times per week at school and at home. The website is www.studyisland.com

Attendance: You are responsible for making up work as soon as you return after an absence

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