7th Grade Language Arts

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Syllabus

Classroom Expectations and Policies

Class Incentive Criteria

Have a safe, fun and healthy summer! 

Remember, your success is my success! 🙂

Mr. DAnunzio                                                                                                                  

Remember–Quality not Quantity—Work Ethic

GOAL (long term): Try to turn in the highest quality work the first time. An assignment won’t necessarily be 100% correct the first time (or second time for that matter) it is submitted, but it must be to the best of your ability, not rushed, sloppy or completed with lack of care.

GOAL (short term): The four new rules of any graded assignment/test: let’s research, reteach, revise and return.

Research a grade that is your lowest, bring it to my attention if you need clarification on how to improve the grade on the assignment and/or reteaching of the concept(s). We can have a group or one-on-one session, depending on your particular situation and any time restraints.

Revise your work to the best of your ability. Don’t do a rewrite. Guideline: make your changes directly on your first edition and highlight/underline your changes; if you don’t follow this guideline, I will hand back the work and not accept it until you highlight/underline any changes.

Return the work to me for a revision grade (assignment grade will be higher if there is improvement in work quality and/or correctness).

I know we can work on turning in quality work. Your success is my success.

Mr. D.

CLASSWORK

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HOMEWORK

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YEAR AT A GLANCE

Quarter One: Bold Actions: Unit Overview: In this collection, students will explore what it means to face challenges fearlessly, even if it means failing in the attempt. Performance Task Preview: In response to reading, students will have the opportunity to write an argumentative essay about the bold actions of daring individuals, the risks, and the rewards of those individuals using information found in selections from the collection.

Quarter Two: Perception and Reality: Unit Overview: In this collection, students will explore how things in life are not always how we perceive them to be. Performance Task Preview: In response to reading, students will write an argumentative essay expressing their opinion of the saying, “Seeing is believing”, using information found in selections from the collection.

Quarter Three: Risk and Exploration: Unit Overview: In this collection, students will encounter individuals who must confront a compelling question: How far is too far?  Performance Task Preview: In response to reading, students will have the opportunity to write an argumentative speech persuading others whether major exploration is worth the risk, using information found in selections from the collection and their own research. TEDx talks will be this quarter.

Quarter Four: Guided by a Cause. Unit Overview: In this collection, students will consider the question: What inspires people to take action to improve their world? Performance Task Preview: At the end of this Collection, students will have the opportunity to conduct research and write an informational essay about a dramatic and deadly fire that destroyed a New York City factory in 1911.

TIPS

Use Quotes

To make your responses stronger, use quotes directly from the text to support your claims; embed your quotes directly into the paragraph where you have the relevant comment. Please refer to the following site for information.  Thank you. 🙂

https://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/747/03/

Elaborate Your Points More

Please remember to elaborate your points more–more of your opinion, more detail. 🙂

Read Questions Carefully and Answer All

Please read the questions carefully and respond accordingly. A particular question may have more than one response to answer.  Answer them all. 🙂