• Mrs. MaryBeth MacArthur

    6, 7, 8  Self-Contained ELA



    "DREAM BIG, WORK HARD, and don't be afraid to ask for help when you need it ".


    2022/23 Class Schedule

    Block 1/2 - 7th Grade                 

    Block 4/6 - 6th Grade 

    Block 7/8 - 8th Grade


    What we work on in class:

                       Monday -  Spelling/Vocabulary from texts &

                                        iReady, StoryWorks, Scholastic, Raz Kids

                       Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday - Bridges To Literature (stories & skills) or novel studies

                       Friday - Writing/ Grammar Workshop & Spelling/Vocabulary Test

    • Homework - Sentences and words 5x’s each for the unit we are working on. It will be due on Friday 


    Please check our Google Classroom for "at a glance" , which will list specific work for each day of the week.

    Monday Folders will be given each Monday and returned on Tuesday. Unreturned or unsigned folders will count against points for rewards.



    Grading Scale

    50% Summative Grades - Tests, Projects, Cumulative Writng Assignments (ELA), Labs (Science)

    40% Formative - quizzes, skill checks, Raz Kids Work (ELA), Spelling/Vocabulary units (ELA)

    10% Individual Practice - homework, Newsela Articles, station work



    Attention Parents/Guardians:

    1.Please visit your child's Powerschool Portal to view all upcoming due dates for assessments, projects, and homework.

              2. Students will be given 1 week to complete and submit a formative or summative assignment. Teachers will use their 

                  discretion about dropping points for late assignments. If not handed in for partial credit after one week, the 

                  assignment will receive a ZERO.    

              3. Assignments that are not submitted on time will have a "0" place holder UNTIL the assignment is completed and 

                  submitted. Once the grade is placed, zero will be removed.