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1 Language Arts 3 Ms. Jackson / Room 963 Take a seat anywhere today. Tomorrow there will be assigned seating. Welcome Juniors!

2 Whale of a Tale!!! I use to work for The Simpsons television show. I use to work for The Simpsons television show. I do yoga 3 times a week. I do yoga 3 times a week. My husband is in a punk rock band. My husband is in a punk rock band. I have been on a reality show. I have been on a reality show.

3 Proper PAPER HEADING First and Last Name Jackson Language Arts 3-6 August 8, 2012 ( skip this line ) WHALE OF A TALE ( skip this line) Create 3 true statements and one false statement about yourself! Be creative

4 Bring Friday -20pts Bring your own address Bring your own address Bring a forever stamp Bring a forever stamp Bring an envelope Bring an envelope

5 Course Texts Prentice Hall Literature: The American Experience Prentice Hall Literature: The American Experience The Crucible, Arthur Miller The Crucible, Arthur Miller Of Mice and Men, John Steinbeck Of Mice and Men, John Steinbeck or or The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald ***Other core novels to be announced

6 Outside Reading / Silent Reading / Book Reports 300 pages / quarter 1 book report / quarter (see your F.A.Q page for book requirements) Silent Reading in class Tuesdays and Thursdays Bring SSR book daily! First book due Tuesday August 21st!

7 Language Arts Notebook / Journals Must bring Language Arts Notebook Everyday! Obtain a spiral bound notebook with 150 or more pages. I will check these quarterly for 200 pts. Journals are Monday / Wednesdays / Fridays! Assigned Topics 5 pts/day Lose points when you do not bring to class or do not write ½ pg or more. Must make up missed entries!

8 Write Agenda Daily in your Language arts notebook! Daily Grammar Review Weekly Grammar hmwk

9 August 8, 2012 LA3 1.Fri-Your own address, forever stamp and envelope 2.Fri -signed syllabus and film permission 3.Fri-course syllabus quiz 4. Mon Supply Check 1.Whale of a Tale 2.Syllabus Power Point presentation LA2H 1.Fri-Your own address, forever stamp and envelope 2.Fri -signed syllabus and film permission 3.Fri-course syllabus quiz 4. Mon Supply Check 1.Whale of a Tale 2.Syllabus Power Point presentation HOMP 1.Fri -signed syllabus and film permission 2.Fri-course syllabus quiz 1. Syllabus Power Point presentation

10 Supply Check Monday 20 pts 1. Textbook 2. Language Arts notebook / Journal (150 pgs minimum) 3. Binder, pen, pencils, erasers, highlighters, and notebook paper. 4. Highlighter Dry erase markers and eraser 6. Dictionary, electronic dictionary, or dictionary app.

11 CLASSROOM RULES Be where you are expected to be. Maintain a safe environment Observe school rules Attendance counts No food, drink, p.d.a No personal grooming Be a responsible gum chewer Be respectful

12 Be a responsible gum chewer Throw it in the waste basket-NOT UNDER YOUR DESK OR ON THE FLOOR-Keep Centennial Clean Please Refrain from smacking or bubbles

13 Cell Phone / Electronic Device Policy 1 st offense-Warning and confiscate the item. The teacher will check in the phone into the front office where you will not be able to pick up the item until after school. Only use your phones when granted permission by Ms. Jackson!

14 Plagiarism and Academic Integrity. Students need to cite all information that is not one’s own idea. Please use MLA format to give other’s ideas credit in your own writing. Students must complete all work individually, unless noted otherwise by the instructor. All written work is expected to be one’s own work. Do not copy and paste words and ideas from other students, the Internet, etc. No electronic devices are allowed during a testing period. Students who are academically dishonest will not receive credit for the assignment and will be reported to the appropriate administrator. See Ms. Jackson for further information. “Rather fail with honor than succeed by fraud.” - Sophocles

15 Classroom Expectations Allow Ms. Jackson to teach! BE RESPECTFUL TO EVERYONE! TRY to LEARN SOMETHING!

16 Grading Policy

17 All other work and homework is -2 points a day! Grading Policy Papers / Projects: 1 Day Late= Minus 1 letter grades 1 Day Late= Minus 1 letter grades 2 Days late=-2 letter grades 2 Days late=-2 letter grades 3 Days Late=o% 3 Days Late=o% "My dog deleted it."

18 Check Your Grades… Zangle It’s your responsibility to check your missing assignments and grades online!!!

19 Class website Go to Centennial’s Website Click Teacher pages Click class homepage or Language Arts /2013 due dates Check it often!!!

20 Positive Consequences Praise (Verbal, written, or call home) Praise (Verbal, written, or call home) Letters of Recommendation Letters of Recommendation You Choose your destiny You Choose your destiny Good Grades Good Grades A Happy Teacher= A Happy Class! A Happy Teacher= A Happy Class!

21 Negative Consequences A Verbal Warning A Write-up / parent note or phone call Detention Referral to office * Serious offenses will result in immediate detention or referral.

22 Concerns, Questions, comments? I am here to help you!!! Have your parents sign your course outline, video permission slip, and photo release DUE no later than Friday 20pts each The squeaky wheel gets the grease. Course Outline Quiz Friday!!! See this PowerPoint on our class website!


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