Welcome to ELA with Mrs. Vilardi!
My name is Mrs. Vilardi and I am so excited to work with all of my students this year across two grade levels. I will be teaching one of my own 5th grade ELA classes and co-teaching a 5th grade class with Mrs. Sprengel as well as an 8th grade class with Mrs. Sucato.
In order to find information for my 5th grade class, please use this site only, using the tabs above. If you are interested in finding information about one of my co-taught classes, use the tabs above to find the link to the other teacher sites.
If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out!
I am looking forward to a great year :)
Below is the breakdown for grading:
50% = Major assessments
30% = Minor assessments
10% = Homework assignments
10% = Class Participation
Major assignments Minor ASSIGNMENTS
-completed essays -reading log
-book talks -reading response
-vocabulary tests -writers' notebook
- No extra credit is assigned.
- Students can request to retest major assessments. [Tests only, not essays]
Homework can be graded twice:
1) For completion.
2) Graded for accuracy as a participation grade.
***Students will be notified for homework grading category.
It will be posted on homework page as well.
Grading Scale for Homework Completeness:
100% = Completed
75% = Attempted, more than half / late score after one day
50% = Attempted, mostly incomplete / late score after two days
0% = No attempt, not handed in
How much time should students spend on homework?
Grade 4 = 40 minutes
Grade 5 = 50 minutes
Grade 6 = 60 minutes
Grade 7 = 70 minutes
Grade 8 = 80 minutes
*Late homework will be taken, with a penalty, up to two days from assigned date.
- Contributes to discussions, lessons, and activities
- Responds thoughtfully to other students’ comments
- Suggests different ways of approaching activities
- Demonstrates consistent preparation
- Maintains engagement in lessons and activities
100-90 Exceeds expectations
89-80 Meets expectations
60 Below expectations