Ms. Toni Bettin      7th grade Language Arts

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Phone: 472-2165

Teacher Bio: This is my twelfth year teaching students with learning disabilities. I previously taught high school and am currently in my sixth year at Poston. I have my Bachelor of Education with Learning Disabilities endorsement and a Master of Secondary Education. I am a Highly Qualified teacher in High School and Middle Grades Language Arts/Reading and English.

Course Description/key concepts taught:  This course is designed to meet the writing needs of students who struggle in written language.  Instruction will be taught using the Common Core Standards as the framework for what students are expected to know with accommodations and modifications to meet individual needs.  

Class participation/expectation:  Students are expected to be attentive and remain on task.  Each day begins with bellwork.  Students will be required to participate in class discussion, listen to concepts being taught, work in small groups, and complete daily classroom activities.

Homework Policy:  Daily work is given and expected to be completed in class.  Homework is only assigned for reinforcement or if student does not complete assigned task during class time.  Tests/quizzes will be given over key concepts and may require study time at home.   Students should read 15 minutes each evening. 

Grading Policy:   Grades are based upon class activities, writing/reading assignments, and test/quizzes.  Students may be requested to stay for mandatory tutoring if work is not finished in class .   Make-up work should be requested by students when absent. Grading Scale: 90-100%=A  80-89%=B  70-79%=C  59-69%= D (-)

Tutoring: There is daily after school tutoring for all subjects in assigned classrooms. Students are encouraged to check their grade portals weekly and schedule tutoring in areas they are struggling. I will support this process by asking students to check portals and arranging the tutoring through parent phone calls as necessary. Tutoring is from 3:55 to 4:25 with bus service available. Parents also have access to grade portals.