Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Grammar Remediation and Enrichment (G.R.E.)

GRE, Online Exam, Tofel Exam,

Course Goals:

The goal of Grammar Remediation and Enrichment (G.R.E.) is to provide an intervention solution for students
who have not yet mastered the fundamentals of grammar and its use in basic sentence composition. This
course will provide students with a clear understanding of grammar and sentence composition.

Course Objectives: The student will…
1. Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or
a. Explain the function of phrases and clauses in general and their function in specific sentences.
b. Choose among simple, compound, complex, and compound-complex sentences to signal
differing relationships among ideas.
c. Place phrases and clauses within a sentence, recognizing and correcting misplaced and
dangling modifiers.
2. Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling
when writing.

Price: $15.00

ISBN: 978-1-58561-189-8

Bell-work: Students are to enter class and immediately begin their bell-work. Bell-work is a 5-10 minute
assignment that requires students to apply a previously taught grammar skill. Bell-work sheets are due once
every 2 weeks.
Grading Policy
All assignments will be weighted according to the following grading policy:

Assignment Type
Class Work


Homework is an important requirement of the course. Homework is to be turned in on the assigned due date.
In accordance with Chesapeake Science Point Public Charter School homework policy, late homework
assignments will be given a grade of 0% unless the student has been absent.

Make-Up Work: It is the student’s responsibility to ask for make-up assignments after an absence. All
assignments will be maintained in a file cabinet labeled “While You Were Out.” In an event of an absence, the
student should locate the drawer with his or her grade level on it (6 th, 7th or 8th). Then, he or she should check
the folder labeled for the day missed. Make-up work will not be discussed during the actual classroom
instruction time. In general, students will be granted the number of days they were absent to complete any
make-up work.

Tardiness: Lateness without a proper pass will not be tolerated. The “Consequences for Breaking Rule or
Commitment” section below will be utilized for unexcused tardies.

Supplies: Please gather the following supplies and have them available to you by the end of the first week of
school. No pencils will be used in class at any time. Colored pens, other than blue or black, may be used for
notes only. All class assignments must be in blue or black ink. *See attached “Materials” sheet for images.

* Pens (blue or black ink only)
* A supply of clean, white paper
* Pencils
* 3-prong Duo tang Folder
* 4 Tab dividers
Folder Organization:
 1st page- Classroom Procedures
 Tab 1- Bell-work
 Tab 2- Jingles
 Tab 3- Notes
 Tab 4- Other
 Front pocket- homework
 Back pocket- Graded assignments
 Classroom and School Rules 

Arrive to class prepared and on time.
Respect yourself and others. Profanity and any other inappropriate language will not be tolerated.
Remain in your seat unless otherwise directed by the teacher.
Refrain from eating and/or drinking during class.
Raise your hand, and wait to be called on before speaking.
All electronic devices are to be kept in lockers. Calculators should not be used during Language Arts.
Academic dishonesty of any nature will not be tolerated. All academic dishonesty cases will receive a
grade of “0” for that assignment and parents will be contacted.
8. Keep all hands, feet, and other objects to yourself. Inappropriate touching of any nature will not be
 Additional Course Commitments 

In addition to school rules, which are consistent in all classes at Chesapeake Science Point Charter
School, our class will establish additional expectations for behavior and treatment on the 1 st day of class.
Breaking of commitments will incur the same consequences as the breaking of school rules.

 Consequences for Breaking Rule or Commitment 

1. First offense = Warning
2. Second offense= 3 demerit points and possible conference with teacher
3. Third Offense = 5 demerit points and student is sent to “Cool Down” area to complete a
reflective writing assignment.
4. Fourth Offense = 10 demerit points, student is sent to “Cool Down” area to complete a reflective
writing assignment and parent is contacted (via email or phone).
5. Fifth Offense= Referral to office.
*Offenses that may cause harm to someone will automatically be dealt with at the 5 th offense level.

 Classroom Procedures 

Procedures are a part of life. We follow procedures for using a telephone book, boarding an airplane,
attending a wedding, driving, etc. The reason we have procedures in life is so that people can function
in society knowing the acceptable and efficient ways other people do things. There are also procedures
in this classroom. These procedures establish our classroom culture. They are as follows:
Entering the
 Walk into room (do not run) quietly
 Locate and sit in the desk with your assignment number
Get to Work
 Look to the projector and begin the assigned bell-work on the
“Bell-Work” sheet given to you (and brought to class daily).
End of Class
 During the last few minutes of class the teacher will instruct the class to:
o Take out agendas
o Record homework and other reminders
o Prepare for dismissal
 Do not leave when the bell rings. Sit at your desk quietly and wait to be
dismissed by teacher. Once you are dismissed:
o Push in your chair
o Take all your belongings
o Pick up and throw away any trash on and around your desk
o Exit quietly and calmly
Finish Work
 Start on your homework OR
 Read or work on B.O.B. activity
If the Teacher
 Keep working
Steps Out
 If no work has been assigned yet read or work on B.O.B. activity
 You will be given 3 tickets for the 9 weeks. You cannot get permission to leave
water or other
the room without them.
reasons to
 No one is allowed to leave the room during the first and last 20 minutes
leave class
of class
 Check the absent drawer the day you return
 If necessary meet with the teacher
Paper Heading
 Top right:
o Assigned number, First and Last name
o Date
o Period #
o 7th grade LA
Library/ other
 Single file in blue floor lines
class trips
 Steady pace
 Quiet
 Getting Attention 

How I will get your attention:
o I will say “Attention!” and clap once. If necessary I will repeat and clap
twice. When you hear this:
 Freeze
 Turn and face me

Be ready for instruction. I will have something to say.
How you will get my attention:
o Raise your hand and wait for me to call on you. It may seem that I will
not see you soon, but I promise that I will. Just keep you hand up and
wait quietly.


Parents: Parents are a valued aspect of education. Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions
or concerns. You may contact me at school, and I will return your call as soon as possible. You may also
contact me via email at emckinney@mycsp.org.

Please read the syllabus with your child and return this portion by Friday, August 26. Students who do not return
the syllabus by Friday, August 26 will receive a grade of “0.” We will also be discussing the information during
the first week of class.

I have received the syllabus and understand all policies and procedures described within. I also understand
that in accordance with Chesapeake Science Point Public Charter School homework policy, late homework
assignments will be given a grade of 0% unless the student has been absent.

Printed Parent/Guardian’s Name

Students Printed Name

Parent/Guardian’s Signature

Student’s Signature




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