It is for this reason I don't inflate students grades by giving extra credit. I do however, give opportunities to redo assignments when possible. Students who do poorly on tests and quizzes are also given a second chance when an e-mail is provided stating the student has studied more or differently to increase the likelihood of additional learning. The goal after all is to master the material, not take a failing grade and move on to the next chunk of information. For more information on this topic, I have included Rick Wormeli's video. Please know that I am in your child's academic corner and want to be fair in my evaluations of his or her ability. This is very individualized for each student, so a "one size fits all" approach to grading is not in effect in my classroom. Please feel free to contact me if you have questions or concerns about your child's grade.
Tuesday, October 1, 2013 - Genre Test -
Students will be given statements about genre characteristics noted on their handouts (seen on a PowerPoint) and have to respond true or false. There will also be a matching section and a number of exemplar texts which they will need to identify.
Wednesday, October 2, 2013 - Figurative Language Test Redo
Students earning a 15 or lower on the test will be given a second opportunity to take the test. Parents, please send me an e-mail stating that your child has studied more or differently for the the retake.
Thursday, October 3rd, 2013 - Ch.1 Social Studies Test
Students should study Section 1,2,and 3 Summaries, Quizzes and notes taken in their composition books. These tools contain the actual test material and serve as a study guide. Vocabulary is always a large part of the tests. Vocab. cards can be cut apart to play memory games.