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    Welcome to my classroom website.
     
      Katie Anderson
      7th English Language Arts   
      972-747-3308
     
    To access Canvas: Use Google Chrome and go to http://canvas.allenisd.org
    To access textbook: https://portal.allenisd.org and select Spring Board
     
    Tutoring times: M-F before school and after school by appointment
     
    Conference time: 1:00-1:30 M-F
     
    PreAP Late Work Policy: Assignments will be accepted up to two days late, but the grade earned will not be higher than 60%.
     
    On Level Late Work Policy:  Assignments will be accepted up to three days late, but the grade earned will not be higher than 70%.
     
    Makeup Work Policy:  
    • Any student who did not pass an assignment, quiz, or test may ask for tutoring and the opportunity to make a second attempt in order to earn up to a 70%. *This does not include failure due to being late with an assignment.
    • It is up to the student to schedule a tutoring session (withing 2 days of the failing grade being posted in Skyward) before he or she will be allowed to make up the assignment or test.
    • If the student does not meet with his/her teacher for tutoring, and/or another attempt within the agreed upon time frame, the original grade will remain.
    • Students who are absent for a test will have up to two weeks to make it up. 

     

    The goals of the ELA course are for students to: 

    • Read and understand a wide variety of literay and informational texts
    • Compose a variety of written texts with a clear controlling idea, coherent organization, and sufficient detail 
    • Research to locate a range of relevant sources and evaluate, synthesize, and present ideas and information
    • Listen and respond to the ideas of others while contributing their own ideas in conversations and in groups
    • Learn how to use the oral and written conventions of the English language in speaking and writing.

    All students have a required summer reading assignment each year.