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Listed below are grading procedures, homework expectations, and absentee procedures that will be used in class this year. Please take some time to familiarize yourself with these policies. Please feel free to contact via email at with any questions or concerns.



I. Grading Procedures:

                                        Tests and Quizzes 50%

                                        Homework 25%

                                        Classroom assignments 25%


          Reading/Writing: Students will have a grammar quiz on Thursday and a spelling/vocabulary quiz on Friday. If there is a change in this schedule, I will document it in agenda books. Other tests and quizzes will be given with adequate time to study and review. I will provide study guides as often as possible.



II. Homework Expectations: Homework will be given Monday through Thursday evenings. Homework will always be posted on the chalkboard and time will be given at the beginning of class to copy it down. I will try not to administer homework on Fridays. If there is a day with no homework, students will write “no homework” in their agenda books. If you would like more homework communication, please email the above address!



III. Absentee Procedures: If your child is absent, it is their responsibility to come to me for missed content, class work, and homework assignments. I will have this information in their folder and I will take time to explain any information the students are having difficulty with. Missed work will be expected back in a timely manner (no later than 1 week after absence).




Reading/ Writing Code of Conduct


1. Be respectful

    Don’t speak when others are speaking

    Keep hands and objects to yourself

    When speaking to another classmate, be positive

    Stay in your seat until you are dismissed

    Raise you hand if there is something that needs to be said


2. Come to class prepared


    Pens, pencils, highlighters, and materials

    Use your imagination


3. Keep a positive attitude!


If you choose to break a rule

First time: Verbal warning

Second time: Verbal warning

Third time: Lunch detention

Fourth time: Phone Call home

Fifth time: After-School detention


Rewards given for choosing to follow the rules

          1. Daily praise

          2. Positive notes and phone calls sent home

          3. Free homework passes

          4. Various other perks throughout the school year

          5. The joy of learning each day throughout the school year


Student: I have read this classroom discipline plan and understand it. I will honor it while in Ms. Tinnes’ classroom.


Signature: ______________________________________ Date: ______________


Parents: I have discussed this discipline plan with my child. I understand the expectations and support it.


Signature: _____________________________________ Date: _______________


Teacher: I will be fair and consistent in administering this discipline plan for my Reading/ Writing class.


Signature: ______________________________________ Date: ________________


Watch your thoughts, for they become words.
Watch your words, for they become actions.
Watch your actions, for they become habits.
Watch your habits, for they become character.
Watch your character, for it becomes your destiny!