• Welcome to Great Books 8
    with Mrs. Walters
     
    hk
     EXPECTATIONS
    1. Come to class prepared and ready to learn.
    -pocket folder
    -Readers Notebooks - (Google Slides)
    -pen & highlighter
    -current class text or novel
    -iPick book

    2. Read every day. You must have a book with you at all times.  Be sure to read at home each night, too.

    3. Participate and listen.  We will discuss the readings each day and you are expected to be prepared and ready to share your thoughts and ideas.
     
    4. Check Google Classroom daily for updates, announcements, homework & important documents/slides.  Each student should utilize his/her agenda book to document information in addition to checking GC.


    GRADING POLICY
    *Assignments/Readers Notebook - 25%
    *Quizzes/Participation - 20%
    *Tests/iPick Conferences - 40 %
    *Homework/Book Club preparation - 15%

    LATE/ INCOMPLETE WORK/MAKEUP WORK
    Students will not receive full credit for assignments that are late.  Points will be deducted from the overall grade.  If a student is absent, please refer to the school policy as outlined in the student handbook.  If a student is attending band, they are still responsible for the missed work/homework.

    CURRICULUM
    *Short stories, myths, non-fiction, NewsELA and novels
    *Outside (choice~ GENRE CHALLENGE) reading - minimum of 13 books across different genres
    *Readers Notebooks
    *Class Discussions
    *Application of Reading Strategies (SignPosts, Talking Back to the Text, Active Reading, Book Clubs)
    *Writing/reading assignments
    Feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns:
    cwalters@seagirt.k12.nj.us
    Happy Reading!