1. When will my child be tested in ELA?
Fridays are our ELA test day. This test comes directly from the bell ringers that are completed in class. We go over the answers daily so that each student will have a study guide. Those who pay close attention in class and study for about 10 minutes each day usually do well. Occasional quizzes are given on Tuesday.
2. How much homework is given?
The homework sheet goes home on the first day of each week. Students complete one column of work each night Monday--Thursday. This should take 5 minutes or less. Homework is due at the beginning of the class period and is checked for completion. We go over the answers each day. To teach my students responsibility, I do not allow late work for homework unless they are absent.
3. What happens when class work and/or projects are not turned in on time?
The grade is left blank in the gradebook, and the student is given a reminder. If the work is not turned in by the end of the week, the directed studies teacher will call him/her to complete the work during connections class. It is then the student's responsibility to turn in the work to me for a late grade. If the work is not turned in, the blank score is changed to a zero.