Ms.Herrera's ELAR Class

Ms.Herrera's ELAR Class



McAuliffe Middle School 6th Grade ELAR/ESL Syllabus


Ms. M. Herrera    

Room:  203



Phone:  (210) 623-6260

Conference Period:   3rd Period   (9:30-10:26)             


TutoringI am available for tutoring every Tuesday from 3:00-4:00 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 at 10 points off per day.


Classroom Rules/Expectations

Be on time

Be prepared

Be respectful and polite

Be on task

Be safe


Supplies/Materials Needed For Class:

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 Pencils

1 folder with brads     

1 Dry Erase Marker

2 Composition Books



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 ___________



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