Course Syllabus Mrs. Ryan’s Educational Playbook Language Arts Room 2018

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Mrs. Ryan’s Educational Playbook
Course Syllabus
Language Arts
Room 2018
District 123 Vision
“Create a Dream,
Make It a Reality”
District 123 Mission
The mission of Oak Lawn-Hometown School District
123, as a district striving for excellence, is to ensure
that each student learns the skills, acquires the
knowledge, and develops the behaviors and attitude
necessary to succeed in the future as a caring,
responsible, and productive citizen; this mission
accomplished through a challenging instructional
program that is consistent with the state and local
goals is provided by a caring and talented staff within
a safe and healthy environment in partnership with
the entire community.
OLHMS Core Values
At Oak Lawn-Hometown Middle School, we are
committed to SUCCESS by providing an
educational experience for each of our
students that promotes CONTINUAL
IMPROVEMENT and PROGRESS toward our
three “Mustang Musts.”
BE RESPECTFUL
• Be Respectful refers to your ability to treat
others the way you expect to be treated.
OLHMS students exhibit respect by…
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- being polite and courteous
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- following classroom expectations
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- accepting teachers’ decisions
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- cooperating and encouraging others
BE RESPONSIBLE
• Be Responsible refers to your ability to take
ownership of your actions. OLHMS students
exhibit responsibility by…
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- being prepared for class
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- following directions the first time they
are given
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- completing tasks
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- using equipment properly
BE SAFE
• Be Safe refers to the role you play in
maintaining a safe learning environment.
OLHMS students exhibit safety choices by…
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- wearing school ID at all times
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- avoiding harmful situations
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- honoring personal space and materials
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- entering and exiting the learning
environment in an orderly fashion
RATIONALE
It is our belief that children become better readers and writers with daily
opportunities to practice and connect to a variety of texts geared to their
instructional levels. Our Holt Textbook, which students can access online,
is our main resource. We also encourage independent reading with a
variety of genres. There is a literary focus and reading strategy that we
practice with each reading selection. Students are encouraged to predict,
question, visualize, connect, review and evaluate as they read. Writing
prompts connect to what we are reading with Narrative, Persuasive and
Expository essays developed during the year. SSR (Self-selected reading)
time and Literature Circles are planned to give the students the chance to
share and discuss what they are reading. We want the students to
understand that Reading is Thinking!
OBJECTIVES
• By the end of this course, the students will:
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*Read with understanding and fluency.
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*Read and understand literature representative
of various societies, eras, and ideas.
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*Write to communicate for a variety of purposes.
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*Listen and speak effectively in a variety of
situations.
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*Use the Language Arts to acquire, access, and
communicate information.
DAILY PROCEDURES
• Each day, students will:
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*Begin class with a warm-up activity related
to the daily objective.
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*Be introduced to the daily objective.
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*Take part in a variety of activities to meet
the goals and objectives set forth for the day.
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*End class with a closing activity that
provides a formative assessment of the objective.
STUDENT EXPECTATIONS
• As my student, you are expected to:
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*Respect all adults in our building
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*Treat your classmates and other students
with dignity and respect.
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*Treat yourself with dignity and respect.
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*Act Responsibly in all areas of OLHMS.
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*Act in a safe manner in all areas of
OLHMS.
TEACHER EXPECTATIONS
• As your teacher, I promise to:
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*provide a safe learning environment.
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*treat you with dignity and respect.
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*be the best teacher that I know how to
be.
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*use available technology and resources
to meet your individual needs.
ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
• Homework is given as a learning tool that aides
student achievement of Learning Arts objectives.
All work is due on the assigned date, or reduced
credit is given. Students are responsible for work
missed while absent and should meet with the
teacher to discuss test/quiz make-ups.
• Grades are based on students’ understanding and
application of content and skills. Points are
earned on various projects, tests, quizzes, and
various classroom activities. No extra credit will
be given for missed points.
MATERIALS
• *Holt textbook with online username and
password.
• *Teacher chosen novels.
• *Non-fiction and current event articles.
• *Binder and pens
KEEP IN TOUCH!
CLASSROOM INFORMATION AND ASSIGNMENTS
CAN BE FOUND ON MY HOMEWORK PORTAL
PAGE THROUGH THE DISTRICT WEBSITE, OR
JUST CLICK THE LINK BELOW:
My Teacher Webpage
EMAIL: [email protected]
PHONE: 708-499-6400 Ext. 7912
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