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Welcome to 604
My name is Candice DeMas, 6th grade RELA teacher here at the great FTCE!  I'm very excited to be entering my 7th year as a member of the Towne community.  I have my Bachelor's Degree from Temple University, majoring in English.  My Master's Degree in Elementary Education was earned while attending Holy Family University. I am also certified in special education. 
  • Novel Projects Due Friday, June 1
Homework Policy
*Every student is responsible for doing homework and handing it in on time.  I will only be giving essential tasks, so it shouldn't be a daunting chore.  Students will be required to copy their  homework each day in class. It is mandatory that they complete each assignment fully. If an assignment is not handed in on the date due, then the student will be given a zero.
*Reading at home is going to be important, as we will focus much of our time on Close Reading skills, which require the students to write notes in the margin prior to discussions in class.
Stay Organized!
*Keeping organized notes in a binder is also crucial.
Grading Changes
*You will notice on the first report card that there are now two grades for English; Reading and Writing.  Reading includes vocabulary and Writing includes grammar.  You will no longer see an average for reading.  It is important that when students are given writing assignments they follow all stages of the writing process (completed in class), so that they receive the best grade possible.   I will try to give summative tests biweekly in reading and writing assignments/grammar tests on the alternate weeks.
*Tests or summative assignments are worth 65% of the students' grade point average.  It is essential that students study for exams and complete project to the best of their ability.  Homework,  classwork, and quizzes are now 35% of the students' grades, and a point value is given for each assignment.  Homework and classwork range in point values of 10-30 points each, quizzes 30-50 points, and tests are all at 100 point values.
                                                       Our Class Rules!
Remember to always be respectful.
Treat others as you want to be treated.
Listen to each other.
Follow directions.
Pay attention
Do your personal best
Vocabulary Review- 
1. pelting
2. philosophical
3. wrenched
4. artillery
5. pummeling
6. haul
7. pseudonym
8. feat
9. feign
10. hewn
11. eons
12. forging
13. seniority
14. flanked
15. materialized
16. venomous
17. usurp
18. destiny
19. lethal
20. stow
21. torment
22. insufferable
23. impertinent
24. barter
25. chasm
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