Van Wyck Junior High School
Special Education/English Department
Instructor: Ann Liebergot
Room Location: Room 206
Voicemail: 845-227-1700 x50947
Extra Help Time: Contact teacher
Course Number: E241
Course Name: English Language Arts 8
Course Location: Room 206
Prerequisites: E241 - No Prerequisites
The ELA course will combine areas based on the NYS Next Generation Standards for writing, reading and critical thinking. The class will be using literature textbooks for short stories and plays, as well as novels to read in class, and home. Along with building reading skills, this class will also develop, writing skills, listening skills and language skills.
Will be supplied in class.
~ three-ring binder, loose-leaf paper, dividers, index cards, a notebook and writing utensils.
To learn to read, write, speak, listen, and use language effectively in a variety of content areas, the standards promote the literacy skills and concepts required for college and career readiness in multiple disciplines.
To learn critical-thinking skills and the ability to closely and attentively read texts in a way that will help understand and enjoy complex works of literature.
To learn to use cogent reasoning and evidence collection skills that are essential for success in college, career, and life.
Course Learning Standards: New York State Next Generation English Language Arts Learning Standards http://www.nysed.gov/curriculum-instruction/new-york-state-next-generation-english-language-arts-learning-standards
Grades will be based on the following:
Test/quizzes 40 %
Writing assignments 30 %
Homework 15 %
Classwork/participation 15 %
Total Percentage 100
Late homework will be accepted, but will not receive full credit.
1. Be on time for class.
2. Be prepared for class. This includes having materials to participate, including writing materials, notebook and homework, as well as being ready to learn.
3. If you are absent from class, it is your responsibility to get the work you missed and make it up in a timely manner.
4. ALL quizzes and tests must be signed by a parent or guardian.
Please read the syllabus carefully and sign below as acknowledgement. Due date of all signed and returned syllabus is Monday, Sep 13, 2021This will be kept in the front of your binder for ELA class.
Student Signature __________________________________________________
Parent Signature ____________________________________________________