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1 Welcome to Open House! 8 th ELA Thursday, September 12, 2013 Ms. Gretchen Hock I will post this presentation to the website.

2 10/11/20142 A little about me… B.A. in English/Theatre Secondary Education M.A. English Literature, M.S. Library Science My career- –6 th -8 th Theatre and ELA –Klein ISD Reading Specialist 4,6,7,8,10, and 12 –10 th English, 11 th AP English and Composition –Doerre Librarian – Doerre Employee of the Year – Doerre Teacher of the Year

3 10/11/20143 How to contact me I will reply the most quickly to Website Gretchen Hock Gretchen Hock Gretchen Hock My plans are available in the download section of the website. My conference is 7 th period: 3:06 to 3:55 Phone

4 10/11/20144 Class Expectations Students come to class with their supplies every day Students get started on daily activities without direction Students turn in work on time Students are respectful to each other and to me Students are challenged academically

5 10/11/20145 Daily Grades Please read the Parent Letter located in the Download section of my website. Daily work is 40% of overall average Daily work includes in-class work and quizzes Homework is 10% of average Daily and home work may be turned in for 10 points off per day. I do not grade incomplete work. We are required to assess 10 daily grades.

6 10/11/20146 Major Grades Major grades are worth 60% Major work includes tests, projects, and papers Major work may be turned in for 10 points off per day. We are required to assess 3 major grades.

7 10/11/20147 Make-Up Work The students have as much time as they were absent to make up the work. Ex: if the student was absent one day, they have one day to make up the work It is the student’s responsibility to get his/her make up work Lesson plans are available on the website

8 10/11/20148 Readings Literature book The Giver (currently available in TAB) Shadow of the Dragon 20 Book Challenge Scholastic/Tab activation code DLMMT Scholastic/Tab activation code DLMMT

9 10/11/20149 Writing Literary Analysis Journal entries Online grammar book Reader/Writer Notebooks (RWN)

10 10/11/ Vocabulary Vocabulary study is accomplished in three parts: 1. in-text words 2. academic vocab 3. literary vocab

11 10/11/ To wrap it up… I’m so thrilled to be teaching 8 th grade, and I know we are going to have a productive and exciting year. I’m so thrilled to be teaching 8 th grade, and I know we are going to have a productive and exciting year. Please me with any concerns. Go Warriors!


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