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Mrs. Morcovescu's Class Expectations

Mrs. Morcovescu’s 

8 English Language Arts and Reading Class


Academic Objectives for 8 English Language Arts and Reading, 2020-2021

Reading: Students will read and understand a wide variety of literary and informational texts.

Writing: Students will compose a variety of written texts with a clear controlling idea, coherent organization, and sufficient detail.

Research Students will learn how to locate a range of relevant sources and evaluate, synthesize, and present ideas and information.

Listening and Speaking: Students will listen and respond to the ideas of others while contributing their own ideas in conversations and in groups.

Oral and Written Conventions: Students will learn how to use the oral and written conventions of the English language in speaking and writing.          

(8 English Language Arts and Reading TEKS)

Rules and Expectations 


Follow these 3 Rs simple rules for a successful, smooth, and enjoyable learning experience.

Be Respectful

  • Of yourself and others

Be Responsible

  • For your work, words, and actions

Be Ready 

  • To learn and follow directions 

Consequences for not following the rules: 

  • Warning
  • Detention, parent contact.
  • Referral 

Classroom Routines


Beginning of class 

  • Bring all materials and supplies needed
  • Be ready for class when the bell rings
  • Work on the bell ringer activity

During class 

  • Focus on your work
  • Ask questions, ask for help, participate
  • Follow directions

End of class 

  • Return materials 
  • Gather all your belongings 
  • Wait to be dismissed before leaving the classroom.

Student Expectations for REMOTE LEARNING

Check GOOGLE CLASSROOM every day.

Find your work and complete it on time.

Display online learning etiquette:

Respect. Responsibility. Caution. Wise Choices. ...When in doubt, ask a parent, a teacher, or another adult for help.

Practicing good Zoom Etiquette: tips for Students

Work and Assignments 

  • TRY YOUR BEST in my class. 
  • Make an honest effort, no excuses, no dishonesty. 
  • Turn in assignments on time. Assignment and test dates may change due to the students' needs.
  • For each day you are absent, you get one day to make up your work. 
  • Students are responsible for collecting absent and make-up work on the day you return to school. 

Grading for each 9 weeks: Daily grades=50%   Test grades=40%   Nine-week exam grade=10%

Late Work Policy-Policy of Krum ISD:

1 day late—the grade drops 30% (maximum 70)

2 days late—the grade drops 50% (maximum 50)

3 days late —if not turned in on the 3rd day, you will receive a 0 (zero) with no chance to make it up.

When turning in late/absent work come in for tutorials before the work is due if you need help

You can make up failing grades for a 70, one time per paper only. Come in for tutorials before the work is due if you need help

Participation grades will be assigned for class participation and working on daily papers. 

Class period reward: the class periods that end the 9 weeks with no late papers, no incomplete work, good behavior, and put their best effort into the work, will have a reward class period at the end of the 9 weeks.  During that period, we will watch a movie, have snacks, and/or just talk.

Student reward: students who end the 9 weeks with no late papers, no incomplete work, no failing grades, good behavior, and put their best effort into the work, will get 10 points added to one of their daily grades. 

Academic Effort

Due to the fact that much of our work this year will be done online, please be cautious about how you use the resources available to you on the internet. Follow the teacher's directions on each assignment. When asked not to use any resources, use no resources--only use your brain.

Give YOUR BEST, ORIGINAL EFFORT in my class; you have 100% chances to earn an A for that.

  • Do HONEST work.
  • Avoid cheating and plagiarism. 
  • Cite sources when you use other people's work
  • Stay organized. 
  • Ask for help. 
  • Find your assignments in Google Classroom.
  • Prioritize. 
  • Do and turn in your work on time.

Consequences for Cheating and Dishonesty of any kind:

  • Failing grade =Zero; no chance to make it up
  • Possible failing average that can result in the loss of certain other privileges
  • Parent contact
  • Office referral if dishonesty reoccurs

Avoid Plagiarism

Simply summarize, quote, and paraphrase. Please use the following resources to learn more about plagiarism and how to avoid it by correctly citing your sources.

Plagiarism Video for Schools 

MLA Video for Schools

MLA Style Citing

Citing Sources in MLA Format