Mrs. Engel

8th Grade ELA

 

 

Eighth grade English Language Arts builds upon student’s prior knowledge of grammar, vocabulary, word usage, and the mechanics of writing. Various genres of literature are used to improve reading comprehension skills and writing exercises are linked to student’s reading assignments or cross curriculum assignments. Various classes will be working towards fulfilling state curriculum standards for sixth grade English Language Arts. 

How will students be graded? 

  • Reading/Literature 35%
  • Grammar/Writing 35%
  • Vocabulary 20%
  • Assignments 10%

Class Expectations

Take care of your learning needs. 

Act and interact in kind and supportive ways.

Respect your workspace and supplies.

Be willing to learn, unlearn and relearn.

Students will be expected to complete various writing assignments and read various works of literature with the class. Students must complete and turn-in all assignments on time. 

Late daily homework will be deducted two points and will not be accepted after the end of the unit.   Late projects and assignments (book reports, writing assignments, end of novel projects) will be deduced one letter grade each day it is not received. After the fourth day the project receives NO CREDIT. 

Please review the FSCS student handbook on make up work. Students will have ten consecutive days to complete make up work including class assignments, quizzes and tests. If students go on vacation, they are responsible for keeping track of the material that was missed. Students are to use time before school or during study hall to meet with the teacher to discuss missed work. It is the student’s responsibility to meet with the teacher to discuss work that needs to be made up, which they can do during study hall. After ten consecutive days the assignments will remain a zero unless prior arrangements were discussed. 

  • There is no extra credit given for this class. If students are in need of help with work or an assignment they must touch base with Mrs. Engel prior to the class period when the assignment is due.
  • All students will be expected to do their own work. Occasionally, students will be given projects or exams that must be completed outside of class. Students must adhere strictly to the FSCS handbook cheating/plagiarism policies. Plagiarizing work will result in an automatic zero and disciplinary action. 
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