• English Language Arts and Reading

    Course Syllabus

    Ms. Angela Hubbard

    Rm. A217

    Contact Information:

    Email: ahubbard@alvinisd.net

    School Phone: 281-245-3700

    Conference period: 6th period 

    Tutorials: Mondays 8:05am-8:35am and 4:15pm-4:45pm


    Course Description:  This course will emphasize literary terms, genres, major authors, and themes in literature, grammar, vocabulary, and writing skills.  Extensive reading and writing will be expected and required.


    Course Objectives:  Emphasis will be placed on developing and perfecting writing skills and grammar usage.  Students will be able to write for a variety of purposes, utilizing composing processes and integrating appropriate language skills.  Students will read for understanding and respond to a variety of texts for different purposes.


    Course Supplies:

    • Color specified Binder (1 1/2 inches only)
    • 1st period-   Red binder
    • 2nd period-  White binder
    • 3rd period-   Blue binder
    • 4th  period-  Yellow or Green binder
    • 5th period-   Orange binder
    • 7th period-   Black binder
    • 1 ream of writing paper (wide ruled or college)
    • 1 wide ruled composition book 
    • Pen (blue, black and at least one colored pen)
    • #2 Pencils for test
    • Scissors, glue, markers, colored pencils, index cards, Kleenex, disinfectant wipes, and hand sanitizer are optional supplies given to the teacher. 

    Classroom Expectations:

    1. Be Safe, Be Responsible, Be Respectful!!!!!
    2. Show respect for yourself, your classmates, and your teacher.  This includes their opinions and their writing.
    3. Follow all school rules
    4. Use class time appropriately
    5. Do your own work
    6. Try your hardest at all times.
    7. Always treat substitutes with respect


    Consequences will include student/teacher conferences, teacher detentions, parent phone calls, parent/student/teacher conferences, and office referrals.  The severity of the behavioral offense will determine the consequence; there are some offenses that result in immediate referrals.  The consequence will be determined by the teacher based on previous behavior and the severity of the offense.  Students may conference with the teacher at the end of class or after school about any behavior questions.  Behavior and/or consequences will not be discussed DURING class.


    Classroom Procedures

    Every task we undertake has a procedure, a way to do it, and our classroom is no exception.  The procedures below will allow our classroom to run smoothly.

    Entry: Be seated. Be ready to work when the bell rings.  Take out your materials and complete the warm-up. Turn in all assignments or place them neatly in your folder.  If I am not in my room upon arrival please do not enter.  Instead, you should be in a single file line along the wall.

    Talking/Quiet time: In my classroom, quiet time is when I am talking, another student is talking or you have been given silent, independent work.  Do not get up to sharp pencils while anyone is lecturing and/or presenting.  Always raise your hand before moving around the classroom.

    Leaving the Room: If you must go to the restroom during class, get a permit from the teacher and use the nearest restroom. If you partake in anything other than handling your needs your privileges will be revoked.  You will be allowed three restroom passes per nine weeks, so use them wisely.

    Food/Drinks: No food, candy, or drinks will be allowed in my classroom, except on special treat days supplied by Ms. Hubbard.  You may have bottled water but if that becomes too messy, I will revoke that as well.

    Respect: Respect each other and each other’s property.  This includes my property as well.  When using the class supplies such as markers, highlighters, colored pencils, and crayons, do not throw them into the baskets.  If this happens, I will no longer allow you to use my supplies.  More importantly, please do not sit in the chair at my desk, use my computer, get things out of my desk drawer, or hang too close to where my personal belongings are located.

    Tardies: Any student that is less than 10 minutes late to class will be marked TARDY.  I will close and lock my door at the sound of the tardy bell.  Those who are more than 10 minutes late will be counted ABSENT.

    Absences: It is your responsibility to ask for make-up work following an absence.  You will receive the number of days you missed, plus one, to complete the work.

    End of class: We will work bell to bell in this class.  No exceptions.  This leaves no time for sleeping, or running errands on campus so please do this on your own time.  Towards the end of class, we will leave the room as neatly as it was when you arrived, including but limited to picking up paper off of the floor, replacing books to its designated area, returning desks to their original position, and pushing in all desk chairs.  No one will leave until it is just as it should be. The bell does not dismiss you, the teacher does so please do not stand and/or line up by the door as you wait for the bell to ring.

    Inappropriate words: Profanity or any non-academic word will not be tolerated.  Do not use words that taunt, tease, bully, harass or intimidate another person.  Your parents will be contacted, you will receive detention and, if it continues, you will be written up. 

    Grading Policy:

    Major Assessments:      APA 50%          On level 40%

    Daily Work/Homework: APA 50%          On level 60%

    *Daily Work will consist of anything done in class including, but not limited to, warm-ups, free writing, and journal entries. Any assignments not completed in class will need to be taken home and completed.  There will be at least one daily grade per week.

    *Quizzes will include but are not limited to, any chapter quiz and any multipart assignment.

    *Major Assessments will include but are not limited to, tests, end-of-book tests, and any piece of writing taken throughout the entire writing process.


    Late Work:

    Late work will be accepted up to three days after the original due date – grade deductions below (represents the highest possible grade):

    • On-time = 100%
    • One day late = 90-80%
    • Two days late = 70-60%
    • Three or more days late = 50-0%

    I reserve the right to award full credit for late work if a student has openly communicated extenuating circumstances and shows due diligence in getting caught up.

    You will be expected to work HARD in this class!

    I know you can do it, and I EXPECT you to!


    Student Acknowledgement

    Yes, I have read and reviewed the rules, procedures, and expectations for Ms. Hubbard’s class and I have shared them with my parents and/or guardian.  I understand everything I have read and agree to comply with the same.


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    Parent/Guardian Acknowledgement

    Yes, I have read and reviewed the rules, procedures, and expectations for Ms. Hubbard’s class and understand and agree to comply with the same.


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