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Welcome to my web page.  I hope your find the information on this page 
useful and helpful.  Let's have a successful 2011-12 academic year.  
Remember your son's or daugher's academic success depends upon a committment 
from both of us.  If I can be of service to you, please call me at 
Harborside: 203-783-3523 or email me at pzodl@milforded.org
Please check the website daily for homework and upcoming special events.

Below, please find my course outline and grading system:

LANGUAGE ARTS/TEAM White
Mrs. Zodl
pzodl@milforded.org

GOALS:
	Students will be exposed to positive reading, writing, listening, 
viewing and speaking experiences in order to become life-long readers and 
writers.

PROGRAM:
	The Language Arts Reading class is a required course on the eight
grade teams.  It is designed as a program that encourages and teaches 
children to become independent readers, writers, and thinkers.  The 
connection between these three things will be reinforced throughout the 
year.  During the course of the school year, students will read the required 
CORE book, The Outsiders, as well as, additional novels and numerous short 
stories (fictions and nonfiction).  Also, they will be required to read 
independently.  In addition, grammar, vocabulary and writing strategies will 
be taught.

TEXTS AND MATERIAL FOR LANGUAGE ARTS:

The Language of Literature by McDougal Little
The Outsiders
The Giver
Midsummer Night's Dream
Various Short Stories
Independent Reading
Student Work Folder
Handouts

GRADING CRITERIA:
Grades will be based on a point system.  Points will be assigned as follows:

     35% Reading Projects and Tests
     35% Writing Projects and Tests
     20% Quizzes
     10% Homework

Extra Help is available by appointment before and after school and during 
Learning Center.
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