Language Arts 9

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A day B day
First semester 2nd period 1st period
Second semester 2nd period 1st period

Course Description:

This course develops thinking, reading, writing, research, inquiry, and oral presentation skills.

 Course Objectives:

Students will be capable of inferring, interpreting, analyzing, and appreciating the language. Students will be able to use library and reference materials. Students will be able to compose clear, coherent,
and purposeful essays with multiple paragraphs.

Grade System and Class Performance Requirements:

Students must hand in each assignment on the day it is due. Late assignments will be accepted only in extraordinary circumstances (“extraordinary” to be determined by Mrs. Carney).

An “A” means a student is performing at a level of excellence. A “C” means a student is doing the minimum amount and/or quality of work to pass. The following is the grade scale:

A 100% - 94.5% B 86.4% - 83.5% C 76.4% - 73.5% D 66.4% - 64.5%
A- 94.4% - 89.5% B- 83.4% - 79.5% C- 73.4% - 69.5% Below 64.5% students will receive an “F”
B+ 89.4% - 86.5% C+ 79.4% - 76.5% D+ 69.4% - 66.5%

Weighted Grades:

Each assignment is placed into a category, which is weighted. The following are the weighted categories of assignments and the percent each carries toward the total. These weighted percentages may change.

Preparation Points 10% Homework 10%
Group Work 5% MY Access writings 10% Quizzes & Tests 10% Final drafts 15%
Miscellaneous 10% Silent Sustained Reading 5% Reading Responses/ Log 10% In-class writing 15%

In January a mandatory Persuasive Writing Exam will be administered. This exam is worth 15% of the second semester Language Arts grade. There will be opportunities for remediation through "MyAccess" and National Honor Society Tutors. The categories will be changed to accommodate both this exam and Core Criterion Test Score.