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"Write, Rewrite. When not writing or rewriting, read. I know of no shortcuts." --Larry L. King 

Welcome to Middle School ELA!


Ms. Kitts's Contact Information:
email: skitts@stritaharahan.com

 

The Week Ahead

Monday, May 14: Dress Down Day

                                                                                                 5th/6th Exam Essay Brainstorming

                                                                                                  7th Exam Essay Rough Draft 

                                                                     Tuesday, May 15: 7th Grade Field Trip

                                                                                                   5th/6th Exam Essay Rough Draft 

Wednesday, May 16: 5th/6th Exam Essay Rough Draft (day two)

                                                                                  7th Exam Essay Rough Draft

                                                                Thursday, May 17: 7th Grade Field Trip

                                                                                    5th/6th Exam Essay Rough Draft

Friday, May 18: Dress Down Day

                                                                                         5th/6th/7th Exam Essay Peer Edit 

                                                                                          Math and Religion Exams 

                                      

 

Extra Help: 

I offer extra help to students needing help with concepts being covered.  My extra help days are Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 3:00-3: 30 pm.  Students may come as needed!  There may be occasional times that extra help will need to be canceled for a day.  I will let the students know this in advance and post it on my board in class.  It will be the student's responsibility to know changes in the schedule. 

 

ELA Schedule:
1st Period: 8:00-8:55: 6A
2nd Period:8:55-9:45: 5B
3rd Period:9:45-10:35: 5A
4th Period:10:35-11:25: 7B
11:25-11:45 LUNCH
5th Period: 11:50-12:20: Activity
6th Period:12:20-1:15: 7A
7th Period: 1:15-2:05: 6B
8th Period: 2:05-3:00: Planning

 

Calculating Grades

Add all tests/papers together and divide by the total number given. (This will give you a test average.) Test/Paper Average is then multiplied by .65 (if the teacher does not give quizzes, then the test/paper category will be worth 70% of the grade and then, therefore, would multiply by 0.7 instead of 0.65). **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
Paper 1: 18 points out of a possible 20 points

Paper 2: 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
Add all quizzes together and divide by the total number given (the same way as explained above in the example for the test category). This will give you a quiz average. The quiz average is then multiplied by .05.

Ex: quiz average is 90 x 0.05 = 4.5

Multiply the exam grade by .25.

Ex. exam grade = 91 x 0.25 = 22.75

Homework and Participation grade will be multiplied by .05. 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 0.05 = 4.9

Add all totals together. 58.045 + 4.5 + 22.75 + 4.9 = 90.195. Therefore the student receives a 90B as his/her report card grade.


****PLEASE REMEMBER****

ALL CONDUCT BOOKS NEED TO BE SIGNED BY A PARENT/GUARDIAN AND RETURNED TO THE HOMEROOM TEACHER EVERY TUESDAY. THE BOOKS MUST BE SIGNED, EVEN IF THE STUDENT DID NOT LOSE CONDUCT POINTS OR MISS A HOMEWORK ASSIGNMENT.