• Syllabus

    (Information is subject to change.)

    Mrs. Hardin

    6th and 7th Grade

    English Language Arts Resource

    Room 123


    Welcome!  I am happy to have to have your child in my class.  To make this a fun and successful year, I am providing you with some important information concerning the English Language Arts class and my classroom expectations.


    Goals and Objectives:

    The goal of this course is that all students will develop mastery of grade level language arts/reading standards and meeting the individual education plans (IEPs) of each student using grade level content/material along with the SRA special education reading curriculum.

    Basic Expectations:


    1. Please come straight to class.  Do not stand by my door and socialize.  Once you come in, read and follow any directions on the white board.  You MUST be seated when class begins.  If you are not ready to begin then you are late.


    1. I strongly encourage that you use the restroom during your passing period. Do not ask to use the restroom while I am speaking or if we are in the middle of an activity. Try to wait until the class is working silently.  


    1. When class time is over, I will dismiss the class.  DO NOT start packing up until I tell you to.   When you are told to pack up, please make sure that you take everything with you and clean up around your area.

    Major Rule:  Students will act in such a way as not to disrupt their learning or the learning of others in the class.  


    Guidelines to Success:  

    1. Always try
    2. Be responsible
    3. Cooperate with others
    4. Do your best
    5. Everyone is treated with respect




    • Students will arrive on time to class with all materials.


    1. Students will keep hands, feet and objects to themselves.
    2. Students will follow directions the first time they are given.
    3. Students will use positive language.
    4. Students will stay on task during all work times.
    5. Students will talk only when appropriate.


    1. Verbal Warning
    2. Last to leave class
    3. Hallway Discussion
    4. Time owed after class
    5. Detention
    6. Parent Contact
    7. Office Referral

    If infraction is severe, steps 1-5 may be skipped. Parents and the office will be notified when the teacher feels it is necessary to do so in order to maintain positive classroom management.

    Tardy Policy:


    You must be in your seat when the bell rings, otherwise you are considered tardy.  Each time that you are tardy to class you will be asked to go to the tardy table.


    Grading Policy:

    Major Grades (projects, summative assessments/tests, 9 weeks tests, etc.)       50%

    Minor Grades (SSW, daily work, group work, discussion, journal writing, formative assessments, etc.) 50%

    Parental support plays a key role in the success of these students.  Students should expect to maintain a minimum grade average of 70%.  One of the best tools to use during the school year in order to keep current on your child’s grade is the Skyward gradebook.  You can access this program via LISD’s website: www.lisd.net.    


    Rules of SSR/SSW


    1. Students must read/write for the entire assigned time in order to get credit for that time.
    2. You may not do homework, read material for another class, or read textbooks.
    3. You must remain quiet the entire time.
    4. You must have your book every day.
    5. Reading Workshop is not a time to leave class to go to the bathroom or get a drink. You have plenty of time to take care of all of these things between classes.


    Class Novels

    This year we will read at least two grade level class novels.  Titles will be determined at a later time but will be based off of the district approved list.

    Tutoring Times:  

    I am available for tutoring before school Wednesday through Friday, 8:15am-8:55am. I am also available for tutoring after school by appointment only.


    Contact Information:


    E-mail: hardink@lisd.net  (e-mail is the fastest and most convenient way for me to be able to respond to your immediate needs).


    Phone: 972-350-3152 (leave a message and I will return your call as soon as possible).

    Please return this page to Mrs. Hardin NO LATER THAN Friday, September 1, 2017.


    I have received and read the English Language Arts Class Syllabus.  If I have any questions or concerns about any of the information found in the syllabus, I will email/phone Mrs. Hardin.


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