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Dear Parents and Guardians,
I am utilizing the new Google Classroom to post assignments, attachments, links, announcements, and important due dates.
If you would like to follow your student's assignments, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and include:
1. Your first and last name.
2. Your email address.
3. Your student's first and last name.
4. The period and days of the cycle I have them. (For example: Pd 1 Days 1, 3, 5 or Pd 1 Days 2, 4, 6).
5. I will confirm the information emailed to me matches the contact information on the Home Access Center and send you an "inviation" to join.
Welcome to Literature!
What is literature? That’s a good question! The term generally identifies a collection of books that are fiction and non-fiction, poetry and drama.
Reading is, without question, a necessary skill in our society. Whether learning about a subject, understanding a road sign, or simply enjoying a good book, the opportunity and need for reading are everywhere. No one is born with the natural ability to read, and not everyone learns to read and understand in the same way. The good news is that reading comprehension is a process composed of numerous skills that can be taught!
Our class will include four main components: Reading, Writing, Speaking and Listening. We will sample a variety of novels, short stories, poetry and drama from different genres and authors. We will focus on reading comprehension, critical thinking and vocabulary while reading, and correct sentence structures will be incorporated at all times while writing.
We will have a class where you can come without fear of being ridiculed or threatened and because I care about all of you, I will not allow you to do anything that will interfere with someone else who is trying to learn. If disruptive behavior continues after a verbal warning, you will be referred to your team’s disciplinarian for further action and consequences consistent to team and school policy.
You will be evaluated through quizzes and tests, projects, writing assignments and presentations with varying point values. Grades for each marking period will be determined by dividing the total number of points accumulated by the total number of points possible. I recommend that you access the district's Home Access Center (HAC) regularly to track your progress. Please also check my teacher pages and Google Classroom regularly for announcements, assignments and testing dates.
You will need a 1 inch binder with three rings, your agenda, a pencil, and a charged Chrome Book for every class, and we will meet every other day according to your schedule.
I believe in you; I trust you; I know you can handle life’s situations. You are cared for and important to me. Please be on time and prepared for class, be respectful of me, yourself, and others, and treat your classmates with dignity and respect.
I am thrilled to provide you with opportunities and experiences that will enrich your core requirements and look forward to having you in class!
Mrs. Lisa Scicchitano