9th Grade English – Ms. Weiser
Welcome to 9th grade English!
information describes the classroom climate and expectations for students in
1. Be on TIME
2. Come PREPARED
3. Respect EVERY voice
4. Use APPROPRIATE LANGUAGE
5. CHALLENGE yourself and others
6. Stay POSITIVE
folders OR 1 binder and 1 folder (1 kept in
class / 1 to transport papers to and from home)
notebook (will be kept in class)
independent reading novel of your choice (1st
Grading Policy: YOU
CONTROL YOUR GRADE!
- Assessments 60%
- Vocabulary 15%
- Participation/Attendance/Promptness 15%
- Homework 10%
We will have homework assigned each week for Accountable
Independent Reading (AIR) and grammar practice.
It is your responsibility to copy
the assignment into your planner, complete it to the best of your ability, and
bring it with you on the due date. In some
cases, homework may be an extension of unfinished class work. Late assignments will require a Late Assignment Report explaining the
reason the assignment is incomplete and your plan to complete it. Taking
a zero is not an option.
and Your Classmates
We will work as a team to create a classroom environment
where you and your classmates feel respected, welcome, safe and
comfortable. There will not always be one
right answer and every student is entitled to his/her own opinion. Your voice matters! I encourage you to take
risks in your learning and always remember that we are in this together. You are expected to treat your classmates the
same way I treat you.
What You Need To Know
About My Class
- I earnestly stress the importance of
being prepared, which includes, but is not limited to: HW, pen and/or sharpened pencils, class
notebooks, reading material (independent novel, class novel, handouts,
etc.), and planner.
class will begin with a “Do Now.” When you enter the classroom, you are expected
to get seated, copy the “Objective,” “Do Now,” and “Homework,” and then
begin the “Do Now.”
- If you
are absent, you are responsible for making up the work you missed. All
handouts will be in the back of the classroom.
- I am
available for extra help every day in room 400.
and quizzes can be made up during extra help.
should wear respectful/appropriate classroom attire (no hats, drooping
pants, short skirts/shirts, thin straps, accessories such as earbuds, cell
phones, iPods, etc). This shows respect not only towards others, but
respect for yourself.
is a skills based course that requires a great deal of writing. (BREATHE, I AM HERE TO HELP!)
assignment serves a purpose for the course AND your future.
As delineated in the WFSD Code of Conduct, the
teacher, student, and parent(s) and/or guardian(s) are expected make every
effort to be involved in a student’s educational success.
Please visit http://www.wfsd.k12.ny.us/pdf/72012/William_Floyd_Code_of_Conduct_Draft.pdf
for clarification of the above expectations.
Reminders and class updates will also be sent
through Remind© for those that choose to join.
*Please see attached
look forward to a successful and productive year with you in English 9 !