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7th grade ELA Procedures

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Molly Wallace

on 30 September 2014

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Transcript of 7th grade ELA Procedures

7th grade ela
EXIT TICKET
Write your name in the bottom corner of the "Do Now" sheet and answer the questions. Turn in the Exit Ticket as you leave the room!
HOMEROOM DO NOW:
Take a schedule from Ms. Wallace and find the seat that matches the number on your paper. Take out your materials and sort them onto your desk.

DO ALL OF THIS SILENTLY.
do now:
1. Read all these directions carefully before doing anything.
2. Put your name in the upper left-hand corner of the test.
3. Circle the word NAME.
4. Draw five small squares in the upper left-hand corner.
5. Put an "X" in each square.
6. Sign your name under the title of this paper.
7. After the title write, "Yes, yes, yes.”
8. Put a circle completely around the sentence number seven.
9. When you reach this point, LOUDLY call out, “I AM THE LEADER IN
FOLLOWING DIRECTIONS."
10. On the back of this paper, multiply 703 by 66.
11. Now that you have finished reading everything carefully, do only
sentences one and two!
FRIDAY AUGUST 8TH
Conclusion
do now:
Complete the survey you picked up at the front of the room silently until the timer goes off. If you finish early, sit in SLANT.
introduction
The first rule you need to learn for this class is that BOARD = PAPER.

What this means: if you see Ms. Wallace writing on the smart board or white board, you ALWAYS write the same. Her board reflects your notes paper. We take "guided notes" in this class, so you will be required to always pay attention and fill in the blanks in your notes. We will start with today.
classroom procedures notes
*you will be quizzed on these procedures next week!*
how to enter the room:
1. Come in silently and pick up class materials on the table at the front of the room.
2. Go straight to your seat *WITHOUT TALKING* and begin the "Do Now."

3. If you finish the Do Now early, you may read your DEAR book. Stay silent.
Remember:
Why is it important to do the "do now" in complete silence?
"Do nows" and "exit tickets" are counted for a quiz grade. if you do not complete them silently and to the best of your ability, you *will* get a zero for that day.
ms. wallace's class rules
1. Speak only when you have permission from ms. wallace.
2. Never leave your seat.
3. Absolutely no food or gum.
4. Use complete sentences.
5. Be kind and respectful!
noise levels
Code Red = SILENCE

Code Yellow = Whispering

Code Green = Talking
s. l. a. n. t.
Sit up
Listen carefully
Ask and answer questions (raised hands)
Nod your head
Track the speaker

Lets practicE!
hand signals
1st wallace fun fact:
Ms. Wallace grew up at Gallaudet University for the Deaf in Washington D.C., where she learned American Sign Language. Over the course of the year, she will be teaching you signs as you earn them! We will learn the signs for "YES" and "NO" today!
private notes:
If you have an issue that is not related to what is going on in class, you may write Ms. Wallace a private note and hold it up for her. Make sure it is addressed like a proper letter.

RULES: Do not call out or get upset if Ms. Wallace takes her time to get your note. She is busy teaching! She will not pay attention to the note if it does not have proper grammar and complete sentences.

Good reasons for private notes: emergencies only
example of a good note:
SAMS strike SYSTEM
REWARDS: LYNX BUCKS!
CLASS POINTS
exit procedures
grading scale
1 STRIKE = LOSS OF LYNX BUCK

2 STRIKES = PHONE CALL HOME OR ISOLATION

3 STRIKES = DETENTION
IF YOU ARE ISOLATED OR GIVEN A DETENTION,
MS. WALLACE WILL GIVE YOU A REFLECTION SHEET TO FILL OUT.
WHAT WILL GET YOU A STRIKE?
Turn to the SAMS Strike sheet in your class materials.
defiance of authority; refusal to obey orders.
insubordination:
15% = Participation & Behavior
40% = Tests & Writing Prompts
30% = Quizzes (Exit Tickets)
15% = Classwork + Homework
0 pts = okay class (students meet expectations)
1 pts = good class (students participate + try hard)
2 pts = great class (students are respectful + work hard)
3 pts = amazing class (students are helpful to each other, insightful, + show real GRIT)

Spell out the magic phrase and we get a party!
WHAT CAN YOU GET WITH LYNX BUCKS?
- POSITIVE PHONE CALLS HOME
- DRESS-OUT PASSES
- LUNCH WITH A TEACHER
- HOMEWORK PASSES
- Free computer time
- music in class
- choosing your own seat in class

Ms. Wallace will dismiss you table by table and you will SILENTLY line up at the door and drop off your exit ticket as you leave the room.


how can you earn a lynx buck?
- 100% on assessments
- A student is overtly helpful or respectful
- A student stays on task for 100% of class despite distractions
- Students win a game or competition
- Students complete extra assignments
- Student reads their DEAR book when they have extra time
- and more!
DO NOW:
Write a definition for each of the following words:
1. Illiterate
2. Poverty
3. Aptitude
4. rigorous
5. summary
objective
swbat assess their level of writing in english language arts!
a good paragraph always includes:

1. Introduction
2. Statement of main idea or theme
3. Evidence from the text
4. Conclusion

(and proper grammar + spelling)
a good summary includes:

1. beginning
2. middle
3. Only the important details
4. end

if you finish early, dear!
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