Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Fundamental English Assignments

Outsiders Final 10/26/2018
Use your plot chart and the book if needed to write a 3 paragraph summary of the novel.

All future assignments will be on Google Classroom/
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Fundamental English Syllabus

English Fundamentals
Carmel Valley Middle School
Mrs. Sands
Room 802
(858) 481-8221 ext. 3076

Dear Parents and Students,

     Welcome to Fundamental English!. This class will focus on the California Common Core State 
Standards and incorporate literature from the 7th and 8th grade curriculum. Students will have 
instruction in vocabulary, reading strategies, comprehension, literary analysis, grammar and writing. Students will create a writing folder/assignment folder that will be kept in class. Students will gain access to the curriculum through a variety of methods. Though curriculum will not be modified, assignments will be broken into smaller units with accommodations. 

Objectives of this course are:

1. Gain exposure to academic Vocabulary
2. Gain exposure to a variety of literary generes
3. Learn and apply grammar concepts to writing
4. Learn writing for different purposes and audiences
5. Learn to analyze and write about Literature

Journal notebook/Classwork/Projects:   50%                                                                              
Writing Assignments:                             25%                                                              
Assessments/Quizzes:                           25%                                                               
Grading Scale:
90-100%    A
80-89%      B
70-79%      C
60-69%      D
59 and below- F

Cell Phone Policy:
Keep cell phones in your backpack unless you have permission to use it for an assignment.

Class Rules:
Be Kind
Be on Task
Be Prepared

1. Warning
2. Speak to student privately
3. Detention with me during lunch/Call home
4. 1 hour school wide detention
5. Referral/Fiday Night School

Materials for class-Please bring the following each day:
1 spiral for Daily Warn ups and notes. (See me if you are unable to obtain one)
Personal devices for writing are welcome.

Students may make up any assignments due to an excused absence. Please refer to the student agenda for disciplinary procedures for plagiarism, behavioral infractions and tardies. Students are expected to follow all school rules in class.

Progressive discipline plan: verbal warning, after class conference, detention/contact parent, referral. A referral will be written immediately in instances of severe disruption (health and safety issues).

I have read and understand the Fundamental English Syllabus. Please Sign and return the bottom section:


Student Name (print) _____________________________________________________

Student Signature: ________________________________________________________

Parent Signature: _________________________________________________________

Saturday, August 22, 2015

Academic Support Class Syllabus

Academic Support Class

Respect, Responsibility, Readiness

Carla Sands
Education Specialist, Room 802
858-481-8221 ext: 3076

Course Objectives:
 To provide students the opportunity to improve in the areas of organization, study skills, and self-advocacy through mini lessons presented in class. Students will also receive individual and small group support with their assignments/homework as needed. A portion of the class will be devoted to specific areas of the IEP.  Each student will become familiar with their accommodations and receive support with goal progress. 

Our classroom code of conduct revolves around three central concepts—
Respect, Responsibility and Readiness: Respect for self, peers, teachers, our school and our communities; Responsibility for words and actions, and Readiness to participate, to learn, and to prepare for all classes.

Students will:
·         Maintain a daily student planner 
·         Maintain a binder to organize work for all academic classes
·         Arrive to class prepared with all necessary materials each day for all classes
·         Follow all school and district rules/policies

Cell Phone Policy:  Cell phones must be kept in backpacks unless you have permission to use them for academic purposes. Chromebooks and computers will be available for students to study, research and complete assignments. Students may also bring earbuds to listen to music on our Chromebooks.

Progressive Discipline Policy: Verbal Warning/name on board, after class conference, detention/contact parents, referral.

Student Progress:
Daily points will be awarded to students for the following: Completing agenda, completion of class objectives for the day, maintaining an organized binder and completing a daily point sheet. A total of 30 points per week (10 points per day) plus 20 points bi-weekly for Aries grade slips (due every late start Monday).

Class Assignments 30%
Point-sheet 35 (Includes grade checks)
Organization (Includes Agenda) 35%

Grades will be based on a standard grading scale: 90-100% and up = A, 80 – 89% = B, 70 – 79% = C, 60-69% = D, 59-0% = F

Tardiness:  Refer to student handbook. Detentions are automatically generated by attendance office when student is marked tardy. Call attendance office to excuse your student when you know they will be late.


I have read the syllabus and understand the objectives and policies for the Academic Support class.  Please SIGN AND RETURN. 

Student Name (print): ___________________________________

Student Signature: ______________________________________

Parent Signature: _______________________________________