Homework for Ms Munoz's Class Homework should always be meaningful and balanced. It should not be "busy work," or exist to "fill time." Reading text that is interesting and engaging improves one's reading fluency, vocabulary, comprehension and more. The majority of homework for English class will be reading in self-selected reading books -- books that should be of high interest to students. After reading their books, students will share reading reflections with parents and the teacher. At home, students may also revise, edit and complete any written assignments/projects worked on in class, and students should study notes and main concepts learned in class for periodic quizzes and tests.
• There will be Homework most days for English Class._ • There are 3 Homework Components. • Students work on one, two, or all three daily, depending on what's needed. • Late homework will NOT be accepted for credit/points.
Homework 1 – Student will READ in at least two self-selected reading book (more than 125 pages per book) during an assigned reading time frame (usually around 6 weeks). When reading in self-selected reading books, students need to read a MINIMUM of 2 hours each week. (Although, students may read many more minutes/hours if they'd like!) Student will log minutes and have parents sign logs weekly. Logs will be checked for appropriate signatures most Mondays, and will be collected approximately once every six weeks. Immediately after logs are collected, students will record a brief session discussing a few questions about the book with a parent on Flipgrid for the teacher to view. Other readings (articles, poems, etc) will also be assigned periodically throughout the year. Students will also read one assigned short story from the English textbook per reading period. Students may add these reading minutes to their logs as well. If students need a book, they can visit the school's library, the public library, or see Ms Munoz at lunch or after school to check a book out from the classroom library. Students are given logs at the beginning of the reading segment. The first reading segment begins August 20, 2018, and students will be given logs then as well. Students will also have a slideshow stating specific directions for log and Flipgrid...this slideshow will be in the student's electronic English notebook under the Homework tab. Homework 2 – Students will STUDY items from their study sheets/notes from their electronic notebooks.Study items are given in class lesson and discussions. Students are quizzed on these items periodically. When a student misses a quiz due to a verified absence, he or she will need to make an appointment with Ms. Muñoz no later than 2 days after the absence to make up the quiz at lunch or during homeroom, or the student will receive “0” points for that quiz. It is the student's responsibility to make up the quiz.
Homework 3 – Students will WRITE responses throughout the year. They will start the writing in class, but may need time to complete writing at home. Students will be given the opportunity to write/revise/edit writing portions of their essays at home as well.
Please note that Homework Reading Logs/Video will be "weighted" as being no more than 10-15% of the student's overall final grade.
Throughout the year, check students' planners and Schoology for upcoming assignments and due dates.