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1 Mr. John Lucier Language Arts Welcome!

2 TOPICS Procedures & Expectations Web site: Grades: Parent Portal and My Eclass Parent/Teacher Conferences - October 7, 2014 Schedule through the main office Progress Report September 23 (6 week) and October 15 (9 week)

3 CURRICULUM and INSTRUCTION WHAT IS LANGUAGE ARTS? AND WHAT WILL THE CLASS BE LIKE DAY TO DAY?

4 Warning Bell7:05 1 st Period7:10- 8:10 2 nd Period8:16-9:10 3 rd Period9:16-10:10 4 th Period10:16-10:46 LUNCH – B10:46-11:10 5 th Period11:16-12:10 6 th Period12:16-1:10 7 th Period1:16-2:10

5 Daily Lesson Agenda: AKS and E.Q. (posted) Warm-up Direct Instruction Activity/Assessment Summary Homework/Extension

6 Language Arts, Grade 9 Ninth Grade Language Arts is an integrated language arts course for ninth grade students. Course Objectives: This course is designed to implement those objectives stated in Gwinnett County Schools Academic, Knowledge, and Skills (AKS) for Ninth Grade Language Arts. Anchor texts: Odyssey of Homer To Kill a Mockingbird Romeo and Juliet Anthem

7 Classroom Assessments35% Quizzes Daily work HomeworkInformal Writing Summative Assessments 43% Formal WritingTests and Projects Performance FinalQuests (quiz/test) SGP 2% Final/EOCT20% Grading Categories...

8 High EXPECTATIONS: Are you practicing good study habits? 1.Complete writing is complete thinking. 2.Train yourself to think through answers completely. 3.Practice proper writing skills throughout the semester (in ALL classes).

9 Before handing in work, ask yourself: Did I... use capital letters to begin each sentence? use the proper end punctuation? answer in complete sentences? use the subject’s name? (NO pronouns like - he, she, it, they) spell the words out completely? (NO Contractions!) answer all parts of the question? HOMEWORK AND CLASS WORK (Consult this list until it becomes second nature.)

10 + If the requirements are ALL met100 If the requirements are MOSTLY met 80 - If the requirements are BARELY met 60 Not yet If the requirements are not met 0 NOTE: Without a complete thought, YOU might know the information; but you have not demonstrated mastery! Grading... HOMEWORK AND CLASS WORK

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18 Student supplies and resources ALL students should have... A free account! A jump drive One 2” three-ring binder Notebook dividers (at least 5) Loose-leaf notebook paper Blue or black pens #2 Pencils with erasers Hand-held pencil sharpener Box of colored pencils Two packs of three by five cards Suggested donation supplies for room 4 pack of dry erase markers A ream of printer paper Tissues Paper towels Hand sanitizer

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23 CLASSROOM MANAGEMENT WHAT ARE MY RIGHTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES?

24  Be respectful and considerate of the learning environment.  Come prepared for class (see supplies list)  Respect school and personal property  Respect the rights and feelings of your teachers and fellow students (golden rule) Classroom Expectations The Golden Rule

25  Passes will NOT be given during the first or last 10 minutes of class except in case of emergency.  Use Agenda Book as hall pass.  Emergency calls may only be made from the Clinic Phone. Passes

26 Appropriate behavior will be encouraged and supported... Verbal commendations Helping in class Leading groups Positive s home Rewards

27 Implemented according to the plan below.  Verbal warning  Individual conference with student  Restricted Lunch  Parent contact  Detention  Administrative referral – ** Any student may be sent to the administrator whenever the problem is severe enough to come under the guidelines of the Gwinnett County Discipline Handbook) Consequences

28 TOPICS Procedures & Expectations Web site: Grades: Parent Portal and My Eclass Parent/Teacher Conferences - October 7, 2014 Schedule through the main office Progress Report September 23 (6 week) and October 15 (9 week)

29 Mr. John Lucier Language Arts Welcome!


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