Course Syllabus

McAuliffe Middle School 6th Grade ELAR Syllabus


Mrs. Larson

Room:  202



Phone:  (210) 623-6260

Conference Period:   Period 3 (9:30 a.m.-10:26 a.m.)


TutoringI am available for tutoring every Tuesday from 3:00-4:30 or upon request from students.  Students are encouraged to come to tutoring if there is a concept they are having difficulty with. 


Course DescriptionThe English Language Arts and Reading Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) are organized into the following strands: Reading, Writing, Listening & Speaking.  In sixth grade, students will engage in activities that build on their prior knowledge and skills in order to strengthen their reading, writing, and oral language skills.  Students will read and write on a daily basis. Students will read and write on daily basis utilizing Springboard as our Curriculum.


Gradebook will calculate grades according to district policy as follows:


60% is Daily Work or Daily Coursework:    40% is Assessment of Performance:

Which may include but is not limited to            Which may include, but is not limited to

daily assignments, journals, homework,            exams, teacher made tests, benchmark          

class participation, and other activities            assessments, quizzes, interval tests,

related to the content area.                           projects, and other acceptable

                                                                            assessment assignments.

Academic Integrity

Plagiarism is defined as “the use of any other person’s work as one’s own and the unacknowledged use of that work in one’s own work.”  All work must be the student’s own work.  Any plagiarized work will result in a grade of zero along with a parent-teacher-administrator conference. 



A student will be responsible for obtaining and completing the make-up work in a satisfactory manner and within the time specified by the district policy.  Student should check the calendar for the assignments. 




Missing Work/Late Work:

Assignments given in this class are not optional.  Assignments will be written on the board and will also be given orally.  If you do not do the assignment you will receive a zero for the assignment, until the assignment is turned in.  Late work will be accepted and a grade of a “70” (passing) will be assigned if assignment is completed correctly.


Classroom Rules/Expectations

Be on time

Be prepared

Be respectful

Be Safe



Supplies/Materials Needed For Class:

As a welcome gift to 6th grade, Ms. Perez will give you a mini goody bag to start the week and a two pocket folder.  The following items are needed to make the school year successful.  Any of the following items that you can donate to our classroom will be greatly appreciated.


1 Pkg Wide Ruled Notebook Paper

1 Pkg Post-It Notes

1 Pencil Sharpener

1 Pkg Pencils

1 Box of Kleenex or 1 Pkg of Baby Wipes

1 Dry Erase Marker

1 Pkg of Scotch Tape

3 Composition Notebooks 














By signing, you acknowledge the following: I have read and understood this syllabus, agree to comply with aforementioned, and plan to obtain the needed materials for this class.


Student Signature _____________________  Date ___________




Parent Signature_______________________  Date ___________





Published Authors at McAuliffe Middle School

Mrs. Larson
6th ELAR
McAuliffe Middle School




Crystal Malagon


I fall, I rise, I live

I’ve been hurt but,

    I’m alive

I’m human, I am not perfect

But I’m thankful.

Through them I learned

    To appreciate life and,

Carry on with my head held up high.


Yojandy Medina


I am the rain

gently patting

the rooftops


The drop

sliding down

your window.


I glide

Past the glow

of your lamp

clinging to

the warmth

of your fingertips

as they press

against the glass

Losing grip

I slip away.

Svannah Cordova


Smiles aren’t always happy,

and frowns aren’t always upset.

People judge too quickly and

our feelings are what they forget.


No matter how educated,

talented, rich, or cool

you are how you treat people

ultimately tells all.

Vincent Lara


Basketball, basketball

On the wooden floor

Dribble, dribble

Shoot them—score!

Basketball, basketball

a big time rush.

On our last free throw,

The crowd starts to hush.

Basketball, basketball

sport that I love

if we don’t win first—

I will go get my glove.

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