Ms. Zitzman's ELA and Reading
2nd six weeks!
I just posted this on my door to my classroom to remind the kids when and WHY they might come to tutorials.
Ms. Zitzman’s Tutorials Schedule
EVERY morning—Monday – Friday 8:00-8:35
After School—by appointment only
You need tutorials if:
· You were absent--come in the NEXT day to do make-up work
· You need extra help on ANYTHING
· You need to re-take a test or re-do an assignment
· You are behind in class for any reason
· You just need a quiet place to work or be
Trying something new...PROFESSIONALISM GRADES
Starting next week, I will be taking a daily grade for "professionalism" twice during the six weeks grading period--once for progress report and once for report card. Students will start with a 100 in professionalism each new marking period. They will be expected to:
--put their name on their papers correctly
--turn in neat, quality work
--talk at appropriate times
--leave their workspace neat and tidy for the next professional
--turn in homework or absent work on time (homework is rare--mostly unfinished work)
--respect the property of my classroom (books handled gently, supplies used correctly)
Students will earn deductions for any infractions to the professionalism expectations. I will be recording the infractions on a Google document and would be happy to share reasons for deductions if you are ever concerned.
What's going on in ELA this six weeks?
Research and expository writing
Compound and simple sentences
Revising and combining sentences
Reading topics in 2nd six weeks
Close reading with annotation
Dialect and conversational voice
Figurative and sensory language
Organizational patterns in informational text
Aaaaannnnddd....take a reading CBA at the end of the grading period!