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Contact Info:

dwilliams@stritaharahan.com

Phone Ext. 1134

 

Announcements: 

Use Quizlet to help study vocabulary. Use link to the left to reach class

OR

                                  1. search my username WilliamsLiterature 

2. click on classes 

                                              3. click on your grade level (5th, 6th, 7th)                                                

4. click on the unit of study 


 Test Schedule:

                                                      5th/6th/7th Vocabulary Test on Unit 10 FRIDAY 2-15-19

5th/6th/7th Reading test THURSDAY 2-14-19 

 

 What We Are Learning This Week:

5th- This week students will be focusing on identifying text structure. Students will continue the TEXT STRUCTURE PROJECT. (project due date extended until next week)

6th- This week students will be continuing going over nonfiction texts by reading Scholastic Magazines, as well as reading skills that will be tested with a Cold Reading Test on Feb. 14th. We will also prepare for Unit 11 test.

7th- This week students will be focusing on composing Central Ideas for a text. We will also prepare for the Reading Test that will cover Main Idea, Theme, Characterization, Point of View and Text Structure as well the the Vocabulary Test.

 AR Points:

5th: 10 points

6th: 13 points

7th: 16 points 

DEADLINE IS MARCH 15th at 3:30 pm

In the event a student takes an AR test, fails, and receives zero points, if the student completed and turned in an AR sheet correctly, I can at least give them a few points towards his/her AR grade.

Students must check the AR levels of their books. I will not sign AR forms for books that are below an appropriate grade level.

5th grade should not go below 4th grade level

6/7th grade should not go below 5th grade level

(Books below these levels must be discussed and approved by me or Mrs. Linss)


Homeroom Business:

   Yellow Folder due back signed Tuesday JAN 29th 

Study Help Days:

 ATTENTION TO CHANGE:

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday 3-3:30 pm

(If you would like to stay on a Friday, let me know a day in advance)

READING RESOURCE ON WEDNESDAYS 

 

                                           Homework Policy: 

Homework is graded on completion on the date it is due. The weekly homework grades are averaged as a test grade for the quarter. IT IS VERY IMPORTANT HOMEWORK IS COMPLETED. Make sure homework is copied from board into agenda and website is being checked.

 

 Absent Policy:

If a student is absent, they are responsible for getting make up work and notes. The absent work should be in office dropped off by student from their homeroom class. There is also an absent bin in my classroom with extra copies of handouts where students can check the date that they were gone to make sure they have all the handouts they missed. If a student missed notes, they can ask me or a classmate to borrow notebook to catch up. 

 

How to Calculate Grades:  

Add all tests/projects together and divide by the total number of tests given. (This will give you a test average.) The Test Average is then multiplied by .65 **You must add the total points the student earned and then add the total points possible. Then take the total points earned and divide that by the total points possible. This will give you the test/project average. You cannot divide each individual test to get a percentage. Mathematically this will not work.**

Ex:

Test 1: 84 points out of a possible 100 points

Test 2: 96 points out of a possible 100 points

Test 3: 18 points out of a possible 20 points

Project 1: 43 points out of a possible 50 points

Add what the student earned 84+96+18+43 = 241

Add the total possible points 100+100+20+50 = 270

Now divide 241 ÷ 270 = 0.89259259

Now multiply by 100 to get the percentage =89.2592593 which will be rounded to 89.3

Test/project average = 89.3 x 0.65 = 58.045

Multiply the exam grade by .25.

Ex. exam grade = 91 x 0.25 = 22.75

Homework, Classwork and Participation grade will be multiplied by .10. If there are multiple homework grades, you will compute them the same way as explained above in the test category.

Ex. homework/participation average = 98 x 0.10 = 9.8

Add all totals together. 58.045 + 22.75 + 9.8 = 90.595. Therefore the student receives a 91B as his/her report card grade.