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Welcome to Ms. Gaspard's Language Arts Class
Transcript of Welcome to Ms. Gaspard's Language Arts Class
Step 3: BE RESPONSIBLE
1. All cell phones and other electronic devices must be turned off and out of sight.
2. Calmly enter the room, place homework in designated location, go to your assigned seat, take out materials and start on the “Do Now” assignment.
3. Backpacks should be placed in the back of the room.
4. Pay attention to teacher signals and respond appropriately.
5. Keep your area and the classroom clean.
6. The teacher dismisses the class, not the bell.
The steps for a successful journey through this course:
Step 1: BE PREPARED!
1. Two Composition notebooks (any color / will remain in class)
2. Loose-leaf paper
3. Two Pens (black or blue ink only)
4. Highlighter (optional)
5. Index Cards
6. Ear buds/Headphones
Step 2: BE INFORMED
LANGUAGE ARTS OBJECTIVES:
1. To expand vocabulary knowledge
2. To improve grammar and punctuation through textbook and class practice
3. To generate a great understanding of the writing process and its elements
4. To encourage the effective use of research materials to write critical essays
5. To develop public speaking and presentation skills
6. To increase confidence in writing ability
7. To improve overall verbal and written communication ability
We will use the district-approved textbooks, supplemented with other appropriate materials. Class time will include a mix of lectures, discussions, examples, group and project-based activities, note taking and relevant assignments.
When things go wrong, as they sometimes will,
When the road you're trudging seems all uphill,
When the funds are low and the debts are high,
And you want to smile, but you have to sigh,
When care is pressing you down a bit,
Rest, if you must, but don't you quit.
Often the goal is nearer than,
It seems to a faint and faltering man,
Often the struggler has given up,
When he might have captured the victor's cup,
And he learned too late when the night slipped down,
How close he was to the golden crown.
Success is failure turned inside out--
The silver tint of the clouds of doubt,
And you never can tell how close you are,
It may be near when it seems so far,
So stick to the fight when you're hardest hit--
It's when things seem worst that you must not quit.
• Tardy Policy: No student will be allowed entry into the classroom after the tardy bell without a pass.
• Homework Policy: Homework must be submitted on the date it is due for full credit.
• Dress Code Policy: Students must be dressed in accordance with unified dress policy.
• Restroom Policy: Students must use passing periods to use the restroom before or after class unless it is an emergency.
*May result in lower participation grade
• Student of the Month
. Class Daily Points
. Class of the Month
. Language Arts Dolphin of the Month
• Positive parent phone call
• Homework pass
• Class helper
1. First Offense – Verbal Warning
2. Second Offense – Seat Change
3. Third Offense – Time Out
4. Fourth Offense – Parent phone call
5. Fifth Offense – Referral
1. Always raise your hand for
permission to speak or leave your
seat for any reason.
2. Keep your hands, feet and objects to
yourself at all times.
3. Bring required supplies to class.
(Food, drinks, gum, and electronic
devices are not permitted and may be
4. Always be respectful to peers and
adults. (Profanity is not permitted).
5. Follow directions at all times.
1. To generate a great understanding of the research process and its elements
2. To write and deliver a variety of speeches and arguments using relevant evidence
3. To participate in debates using proper logic and reasoning
4. To improve persuasive writing and speaking skills
5. To analyze written and delivered speeches of peers
6. To enhance overall articulation and language fluency
7. To increase confidence in public speaking and presentation ability