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  • 1. Procedures for English 7 Samsky English 7 Huntington Middle School
  • 2. Homeroom Policies Enter the room. Go to your assigned locker, get what you need, and sit down in the chair attached to your assigned desk. No eating, no drinkingbreakfast is in the cafeteria. Stand still for the pledge, no talking. Continue standing still for the moment of silence. Do not talk during the announcements. Recite the Team Pledge. Complete the DAILY APS ACTIVITY. 8/22/2014 2
  • 3. Team Pledge A mind is a terrible thing to waste. I am a Navigator. I will do great things with my mind because I am focused, prepared and positive.
  • 4. Expectations This is English class where we read and write daily. Supplies needed: pencils, lead and/or sharpener, pens (blue or black ink), a single-subject notebook and loose-leaf paper, daily! Todays date and A/B Day is posted by the door: Look there to include the date in your heading of writing page(s) and/or your notebook.
  • 5. Lets understand each other. This is a classroom; I am your teacher What the teacher is NOT: Your babysitter Your BFF Your mother Your grandmother or aunt A referee An entertainer A game show host A waitress A talk show host Who the student is: A neophyte: who is learning to be an adult A student learning a lot of different kinds of information A child who may want/need more attention than others A subordinate: you are learning to be an adult. See Rule #8 in R&R Handbook
  • 6. Procedures: Entering the Room Classes 1 and 2, line up on the wall: right if your last name begins with A-M; left if your name begins with N-Z (Left and right determined from hallway view.) SOL Prep: Line up to the left of the door. When all are lined up and NOT talking, the teacher will permit entrance into the room silently. Sit down at your assigned desk. Place your stuff under your desk.
  • 7. Class 5 Entrance Class 5: clear the hall immediately, go to your locker, exit if you are assigned to Social Studies, Science, Algebra. If you are assigned to English, sit at your assigned desk. When the hall has cleared, exit to the hall way and line up on the wall: left if your last name begins with A-M, right if your name begins with N-Z (Left and right determined from hallway view.) At the teachers signal, enter the room silently.
  • 8. Beginning the Class Open your English notebook to the next clean page or section: a line drawn separates each section. Title for the next section is Day of the Weeks Work; for example, Wednesdays Work Date each section of work in the upper right corner. Record the homework assignment and the Daily Checklist in your notebook. The Daily Checklist will be on the board or on your desk. LOOK! Write the title of the DO NOW on the page after the checklist and go to work: DO it NOW!
  • 9. Homework Homework is 20% of your English grade. It is your responsibility to complete the homework in your homework notebook. Label: HOMEWORK, page #, Exercise # and date. Write complete sentences to answer all homework questions or prompts.
  • 10. Class Structure T If the DO NOW is timed, put your pencil down when the timer sounds or when you are finishedwhichever comes first. Wait without talking. At the sound of the timer, you will turn and talk for 90 seconds. After that ninety seconds, volunteers will share their ideas with the class: five minutes Go to the next item on your daily checklist.
  • 11. Class Structure U If the Do Now is NOT timed, then you will move on to the next item on your Daily Checklist. If your task is to read independently, then you will locate the reading source, find the correct location or page and begin reading. Respond to questions or prompts for the reading as assigned on the Daily Checklist. Write responses in your notebook. Label your work.
  • 12. Class Structure G Working in groups on designated days To read and respond to assigned passages: Fiction and Nonfiction and Poetry To read and respond to a play: Readers Theater To read and respond to another students writing (Peer Editing) Keep the noise level at a working level. You can hear the discussion in your group. Participation is part of your English grade: 45%
  • 13. Moving Desks Writing Days: at the signal, turn your desk to face the bulletin board and word wall. Turn and Talk: No desk movement. You will turn and talk to the person closest to you. Pair/Share work is organized and functional. Desks are turned so that they face each other. Class in Two Groups: Rows 1/2 and last 3 desks in middle row; rows 4 and 5 and first 4 desks in middle row
  • 14. Noise Level We must be able to hear each other. This is not the lunch room or the gym. This is a learning environment. We do not need to get loud. If you hear a bell or whistle, it means bring down the noise, immediately.
  • 15. One to One Conferencing We will talk about your notebook(s) and your writing portfolio as we discuss process, product and motivation. Other conference topics: Tracking DATA reading fluency, reading comprehension, word patterns, pacing, test strategies, and other relevant topics as needed.
  • 16. Grading in English 20% Homework & Quizzes 45% Daily Participation 35% Tests, Writing, and Performance Assessments NNPS has adopted a 10-point grading scale: 100-90 A 80-89 B 70-79 C 60-69 D 59 and below F
  • 17. Raising Your Hand You must raise your hand for assistance from the teacher when the class is working. Once you are recognized, the teacher will move to your location to offer assistance. If several people have their hand up, then turn to a neighbor to get helpask three before me. If you are raising your hand to volunteer information, then you must be patient and wait until you are called on to share.
  • 18. Moving in the Classroom The Pencil Sharpener: use your own handheld sharpener. If your sharpener isnt working, then you have to wait until instructions and discussions are done. Only one person is allowed at the sharpener at one time. You are responsible for sharpening your own pencil! The Trash Can: If you have trash, wait until the end of class to discard it.
  • 19. Moving to Begin Reading and Writing: Reading Sources: The Daily Checklist will tell you which reading sources you need. A student assigned from your row or group will get the resources needed from the designated area. Writing Portfolios: on writing days, these will be passed out at the beginning of the class period. Folders will be handed to the first person in each row who will pass them back to whom the folder belongs. (Papers, too.)
  • 20. Returning Class Resources At the close of class, the student assigned to gather and return the resources will return these items to the designated area. Please be sure books, magazines, and handouts are closed to the front cover or page. Your exit slip will be recorded in your notebook, labeled Exit Sl