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Mrs. Marcelline Greune » I love to read.

I love to read.

I am in my 13th year at Central, and I am excited to have such a great group of students to work with. I enjoy reading, and I would like to encourage all my students to enjoy reading. All literature students are required to have a novel to read outside of class. It is my hope that they will read 8 or more novels on their own by the end of the school year. Every Friday, beginning September 2nd,  the students will demonstrate their understanding and appreciation of their novel by answering questions that would apply to each of their novels. 
 
The 1st quarter of literature will be spent studying short stories. In language arts we are reviewing parts of speech, sentence types, and we will be writing an autobiographical narrative during the 1st quarter. 

Central Middle School

8th Grade

Literature/Language Arts

2016- 2017


Teacher: Mrs. Greune

Room: 208

Phone: 708-424-0148   X2255

E- mail: mgreune@d124.org

Webpage: mrsgreune8.weebly.com


Welcome to Literature & Language Arts!


Class Description:

The class will work on improving their reading, verbal, and written skills using the 8th grade Literature text by Pearson, along with other written and instructional technology resourses.

Class Goals: My primary goals for this class are:

  • To improve the reading comprehension and fluency of all students
  • To expand each of the students’ vocabulary
  • To expose students to a variety of readings and genres
  • To teach students to think and read critically
  • To help students develop and support opinions on what they have read
  • To improve students’ skills in verbal and written expression


Class Expectations and Rules:

  1. Be on time and ready to learn.
  2. Be respectful of yourself, your school, and everyone around you.
  3. Use appropriate classroom language.
  4. Never give up on yourself.

Consequences:

  1. Warning
  2. Move seats
  3. Call home/ Parent conference
  4. Discipline Referral/Detention

Consequences may be given in any order. Some behaviors of a more serious nature (major infractions) will not be given warnings.

Homework: Homework may not be assigned every night, but will always be valuable and related to the work done in class that day.

Materials: All students are expected to come to class each day with the following items:

  • Paper/Spiral/Folder
  • Pencil/Pen
  • Highlighter
  • Planner
  • Chromebook
  • Any additional needed supplies/assignments as directed the previous day

It is not acceptable for students to borrow these items from other students every day.

Attendance/ Make-up work: It is extremely important that students are in class every day. If a student is absent, it is the student’s responsibility to get any work they missed while they were absent.

Tardy Policy: Students are expected to be on time to class and ready to participate. Students who are tardy 3 times in a week will make up the missed time after class the following week after school and parents will be notified.

Late Work: Late work will be discounted by 30% until the end of the unit being studied. Late work received after a unit is complete, but before the end of the quarter, will be discounted by 50%. No late work will be accepted after the end of the current quarter. It is important that students turn in work on time and keep up with the work in the class.

Extra Credit: Extra Credit will be available at the end of each quarter, and it will be available to students who have turned in all assignments for the quarter.

Grading:

The grading policy will be as follows:

  • A= 100%- 93%
  • B= 92- 85%
  • C= 84- 75%
  • D= 74- 65%
  • F= 64% and below

Parent Contact: Please feel free to contact me at any time during the school year to discuss your child’s progress or any questions you may have. You may reach me by email at mgreune@d124.org or by phone at 708-424-0148 ext. 2255. text here...