Language Arts Syllabus


Yeager Middle School English Language Arts Course Syllabus 2019 – 2020


Teacher Name:  Ms. Jessica Cook

Planning Periods: 3rd & 4th periods

Tutoring Times: 7:30-8:00 am, by appointment


Goal:  The middle school Language Arts course is designed to give all students an overview of common strands in English Language Arts including: Grammar, Sentence Structure, Writing Complete Sentences, and Writing Paragraphs. This course will provide students access to Georgia Performance Standards.



Content:   Unit 1 Grammar                                                               Grading Weights:              50% Classwork

                  Unit 2 Sentence Writing                                                                                                 40% Assessments/CDAs

                    Unit 3 Paragraph Writing                                                                                              10% Homework



Textbook:  AGS Basic English Composition                                                 Grading Scale:   A=100-90     B=89-80

                     AGS Publishing                                                                              C= 79-71      D=70     F=69 and below


ELA Notebook: The students will keep all assignments for each unit of study in the ELA notebook. The notebook will be used as a reference guide for writing, which includes classwork and homework.


Late Work Procedure:  Late work will be accepted one week after the due date and assessed a penalty of 20 points. All extended projects will be graded based on the guidelines in the grading rubric for each project. If a student is present in class, but chooses not to complete an assignment, the ability to earn partial credit will be determined after a discussion with the student, a coach, case manager, or a parent.   


Make Up Work Procedure:  If a student must be absent, it is his/her responsibility to obtain make-up work and complete it in a reasonable amount of time, with a minimum of 3 days for each day absent.  If a student needs to make up an assignment that must be completed in the classroom, they should come before school, during homeroom, or during connections break. 


Homework:  Spelling homework is assigned daily and will be written in the student’s agenda.


General Expectations

Be Safe

Be Respectful

Be Responsible


Specific Expectations

Be prepared for class with all materials

Follow directions the first time given

Raise your hand before speaking

Follow all classroom and school procedures


Academic Dishonesty:  Plagiarism, taking someone else’s work and identifying it as your own, is not allowed.  When this occurs, a parent will be contacted and the student will earn a zero.  The student may earn a 50 if they acceptably complete the assignment within a week of parent contact.


I have reviewed the English Language Arts Syllabus with my child and we understand the procedures and expectations.  



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