Mr. Osorio

Room 215

6th and 7th Grade English Language Arts

Welcome to ELA for the 2019-2020 school year!

Social-Emotional Learning

September Theme of the Month: YOU!

Click here to find out more information about our LaSalle II SEL Theme of the Month.

Assignment Calendar

See the 6th and 7th grade calendars below for important dates,

daily lessons and homework.

This is an excellent tool to use in the event of an absence.

This calendar is updated weekly.

Study Hall

Study Hall is offered to 6th grade on Tuesdays and Thursdays. This is a time for students to eat lunch and work on homework, study for an upcoming assessment, or catch up on absent work. If your child is interested, they must sign up during homeroom on those days. As there are limited slots, student eligibility is VOLUNTARY and based on a first-come, first-serve basis. There will be a Study Hall sign up sheet available during morning Homeroom time on Study Hall days.

Grading Scale / Policies

Assignments: 20%

Textbook: 15%

Quizzes: 30%

Projects and Exams: 35%

Late work may only be accepted the following day for 50% of the total grade. After two days, homework may earn a 0%.

Each assignment must have your full name, date, ELA: and the assignment to receive full credit. Assignments turned in with no name will earn a late grade.

ELA 2019-2020 Syllabus

Course Description:

This course is designed to develop students toward becoming successful writers, speakers, listeners and lifelong readers. To accomplish this goal, all students will focus their learning and skill development within the major components of writing, speaking, analyzing and grammar mechanics. Through daily practice in spelling, vocabulary, grammar and language mechanics, students will learn to formulate well-written responses, paragraphs, stories, and essays.

This course will also include the study of literature, including short stories, poetry, and novels. Literature will be used to sharpen reading skills, develop vocabulary, and improve comprehension and identification of literary elements.

Skills learned in this course will prepare students for success on standardized tests and in higher education.

Goals and Objectives:

I will create a safe, fun, and structured educational environment that will allow students to work hard, learn, succeed, and grow not only as students, but also as people. We will also strive to meet the following academic goals:

1. Obtain at least 80% mastery on all quizzes, tests, and assessments

2. Exhibit at least 1.5 years of growth in both reading and math

3. Demonstrate an overall increase in NWEA and IRA standardized tests from the previous school year


Students are expected to give 100% effort everyday with a positive attitude about their education.

Students will be expected to:


Maintain high academic and behavior standards

Be prepared, pay attention, participate, listen and be ready to work everyday

Classroom Rules

Follow directions the first time they are given

Listen to the speaker silently.

Raise your hand to speak or leave your seat.

Keep hands, feet, and objects to yourself.

Guidelines for Success

Set Goals

Be Respectful and Responsible

Be Prepared and Participate

Practice Self Control

Ignore others that take you away from your goals