WELCOME 8TH GRADERS!
About Mrs. Christie Bailey
Director of English Language Arts
I am a Newnan native with a diverse educational background. My academic accomplishments include a bachelors in middles grade education, a masters in human resources management and development, and a juris doctorate. I have taught middle school student for over nine years, and I have always been of lover of language arts and literature. It is my desire to broaden my students reading experiences, and to help them develop an appreciation for writing and grammar.
Course Description: Eighth Grade Language Arts is designed to involve the team member in applying reading, writing, listening, speaking, and viewing skills in an independent manner through meaningful interdisciplinary tasks. Team members will continue to develop an appreciation for literature through the study of literary elements in classic and contemporary selections.
Methods of Instruction: Team members will be engaged in the learning process by:
● Team Members will make academic gains in reading comprehension, critical thinking skills, writing skills, language skills, and speaking and listening skills.
● Team Members will make academic gains through the use of whole group instruction, daily use of their interactive notebook and classroom materials, small group collaboration, and independent reading and writing projects.
● The team member, director, and parents will communicate about in progress achievements by looking at formative and summative data, requested conferences via phone or email, progress reports, and quarterly report cards.
Courtesy Coweta County Schools Student Handbook
A 90 - 100
B 80 - 89
C 71 - 79
F 69 or below (this is not passing)
Pre-tests of Standards 0%
Presentation of Standards 10%
Practice of Standards 40%
Post-tests of Standards 30%
Nine Week Exams 20%
It is extremely important that students understand and abide by the common rules of academic honesty. A student should always do his or her own academic work. This includes homework, tests, and other assignments. A student should not copy or plagiarize the work of another person. Cheating may result in a zero for that assignment, test, project, etc. Parents will be notified.
Textbooks issued to students will be recorded by textbook number. Students are responsible for all textbooks issued to them as well as for any materials checked out to them from the media center. If a book is lost or damaged, the student will be required to pay for it as determined by the school administration.
Homework is designed to help students review what has been learned in class and prepare for future lessons; therefore, it is important that all homework be completed on time. Since learning to be responsible is one of the most important lessons for young adults, students are required to complete and return homework.
It is the student’s responsibility to make arrangements to make up work missed when absent from school. If an assignment is not made up within 3 days, a zero may be recorded.
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