Classes

English 8A (Period 3)

Instructor
Ms. Tammy Britton
Department
University Park Campus

Course Description

Email:Tammy.britton@newdesignscharter.net

AFTER SCHOOL TUTORING DAY: Wednesdays 3:45-4:15

Course Description: Eighth Grade Language Arts is designed to involve the student in applying reading, writing, listening, speaking, and viewing skills in an independent manner through meaningful interdisciplinary tasks. Students will continue to develop an appreciation for literature through the study of literary elements in classic and contemporary selections. Emphasis is placed on moving from the literal to the abstract in the students’ critical thinking skills and in the use of language. With this in mind all students will be able to achieve success utilizing critical thinking, analyzing, evaluating, problem-solving, and reading and writing skills.

Methods of Instruction: Students will be engaged in the learning process by:

  • Individual exploration and research
  • Group lectures and discussions
  • Small group team-oriented activities
  • Hands-on activities such as projects and portfolio work
  • Oral presentations
  • Written compositions

In order to effectively reach these goals the following are to be brought to class every day:

  • CLASS MATERIALS–3-RING BINDER (containing ALL CLASS MATERIALS- textbook, notes, homework, etc).

 Supplies Needed for this class

  • 2-INCH THREE RING BINDER that contains loose-leaf notebook paper (college ruled)

 DIVIDER TABS (5-pack) THE ENTIRE PACK OF TABS WILL BE USED FOR THIS CLASS ONLY.

  • 10-20 SHEET PROTECTORS
  • 3x5 Index Cards – 2 packs of (White Lined)
  • BLUE & BLACK PENS & Pencil (s) (#2 pencils or mechanical pencils with .07 lead)
  • COLORED PENS (Purple, Orange, Pink, RED (4-5) or Green for correcting assignments in class)
  • HIGHLIGHTERS (Standard Colors: Yellow, Pink, Green, Blue, Orange, & PURPLE etc.)
  • MINI STAPLER & Staples
  • NOTEBOOK 3 HOLE PUNCHER

 NOTE:  Please be aware that having your supplies in class every day is a huge part of the PARTICIPATION GRADE FOR THIS CLASS.

 EVALUATION: Students will be evaluated using a semester system. All grades will be posted to PowerSchool and available for students and parents to review 24 hrs, 7 days a week. Student/Parent Progress Report FORMAL CONFERENCES are held ONCE DURING EACH Semester. These grades will CONSIST of

 ~ FORMAL SUMMATIVE ASSESSMENTS- 40% of students’ grade average – this category will include traditional tests, common unit assessments, projects, performance tasks, essays and presentations.

  FORMAL FORMATIVE ASSESSMENTS -45% of students’ grade average- this category will include quizzes, short constructed response, graphic organizers, academic talk, any graded homework and class work tasks.

 ~PARTICIPATION - 15% of students’ grade average in the course. this category will include non-graded assignments, such as Journal entries, non-graded homework sheets, discussions based on opinions, parent signatures.

~ GRADING SCALE USED FOR THIS CLASS:   100%-90%  = A    89%-80% = B    79%-73% = C  

 72%-70% = C-                       69%-0%  = F                  NOT TURNED IN = 0%        

                                                                                          INCOMPLETE ASSIGNMENTS = 0%                    

Most homework, unless otherwise stated in class, assignments will be evaluated based on the following system:  Check Plus            = 100%  (5 points)                      Check Minus               = 20%    (1 point)

                Check            = 75%    (3.5 points)                   NOT TURNED IN       = 0%      (0 points)

Upcoming Assignments See all

Due:

Due to the school closure issued today.
 
Students who were in school today were given a English Week 1 Packet.
 
ALL DIRECTIONS MUST BE FOLLOWED FOR COMPLETING EACH PAGE.
 
Theses packets have 5 days worth of work and therefore are worth 1 test grade.
 
At this time, the EXPECTED TURN IN DATE IS TENTATIVELY SET FOR APRIL 14, 2020.
 
THE TITLE PAGE LOOKS LIKE THE ATTACHED PICTURE.
 
PARENTS OF STUDENTS WHO WERE ABSENT TODAY
Option 1- MAY go to the Main Office and pick up a packet for your student.
Option 2- Wait for an alternative assignment to be posted onto POWERSCHOOL WEBSITE on MONDAY, MARCH 16,2020 by 4:00pm.

Recent Posts

IF YOU HAVE No Access to Technology at home

“Good Afternoon Class-

Now that a few of you all have signed up in Google Classroom, I must ask you to contact your friends in this cohort and see if they are signed up as well. Anyone who does not have access to technology should SEND AND EMAIL TO MYSELF AND MS. SMITH to see if a school Chromebook can be checked out to them.

This is NOT FOR YOU TO JUST GET A CHROMEBOOK FROM THE SCHOOL, because you don't like your Computer or what you have already been using.

THIS IS ONLY for those Students WHO DO NOT HAVE ANY TYPE OF COMPUTER, LAPTOP, or IPAD access at home already.

This work can not be done simply using a Smart Phone. I will simply forward your email to MS. SMITH, if you email me alone. ONLY ADMINISTRATION CAN GRANT ACCESS TO BE ABLE TO CHECK OUT A CHROMEBOOK.

No Teacher can do this.
 
Please continue to stay safe and healthy at home.

Log into your Google Classroom Portal

Be sure to have log in into the Google Classroom website by Friday, March 20, 2020

Google Classroom log in code:

8A-USC-                     xsyuz4x

8B- Cal Poly                2qnsj2q

8C- Pepperdine            dk2yrfh

8D- Loyola Marymount- hj4ofgg

8E- Stanford University- rey4jzn

8F-San Jose State-       xrsyz4k

ENGLISH SPRINGBOARD CLASS CODES BY PERIOD

STUDENTS- THIS MESSAGE WAS POSTED LAST SEMESTER. THIS IS A REMINDER FOR THOSE WHO STILL HAVE NOT LOGGED INTO THEIR SPRINGBOARD CLASS.

Students when you next log into your SpringBoard Account for Math class, also use the class code listed below to LOG INTO your ENGLISH SPRINGBOARD CLASS AS WELL. ALL CLASS CODES ARE UPPERCASE LETTERS.

CLASS CODE:

PERIOD 1- BQEJJL

PERIOD 2- BMSCGU

PERIOD 3- FMZRFS

PERIOD 4- VSYMHX

PERIOD 5- OAEWKI

PERIOD 7- FOLDBE

 

ALL STUDENTS SHOULD BE LOGGED IN BY FRIDAY, OCTOBER 25, 2019.

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Springboard Poster Unit 1 Part 2 Example
 
Example are for format only, all answers my not be correct. For this assignment student were supposed to focus on using the information from Part 2 of Unit 1 where they could- (ie. the Embedded Assessment question & Assessment 2, locating major text- only using pages 58-97, choosing the WOW and the WOAH).