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English as a Second Language (ESL)


Teacher:  Martha Holland

Conference time 2:40-3:25

Also available after school

Phone: (903) 389-4177                              Email:



Grading Policy:

Reading and Writing This includes assignments done in class as well as participation in class activities, as well as short-term and long-term writing assignments..

This is worth 45% of your grade!


This is worth 35% of your grade!

Nine-weeks tests

Nine-week tests will weigh 20%!


1. Bring all necessary materials (paper, pen or pencil, etc.) to class.                

2. Be in your seat with all materials ready to use when the bell rings. Failure to do so will result in a tardy. Stay in your seat unless you have permission to do otherwise.

3. Follow instructions the first time they are given.

4. Respect the people, equipment, and furnishings. No horseplay! Vulgar or offensive language will NOT be tolerated.

5. Work on assignments for this class only during our class time. Assignments for other classes will be taken up.

6. Chewing gum is not permitted.

7. Personal grooming during class time is not acceptable. This includes brushing/combing hair, applying makeup, etc.

**  All rules in the Student Handbook will be enforced. **


If you choose to break any of these rules:

1st time: verbal warning

2nd time: break or morning detention

3rd time: break or morning detention, and parents contacted

4th time: break or morning detention, discipline referral

SEVERE DISRUPTION: Student sent immediately to office

*** Rewards for good behavior are possible! ***


ENTERING THE CLASSROOM. This is to be done quietly. Come into the room, gather your materials, sit down in your seat and begin your bellwork. Have paper/pen/book ready for notes and examples.

IF YOU ARE TARDY. School policy: Knock on the door to let me know you are present. You will not be permitted into the classroom until the 10 minute bell rings. Any work missed during that 10 minutes may not be made up.

BELLWORK ENTRIES. You will have bellwork every day in your writing journal. Bellwork is to be done upon entering the classroom. Bellwork will be graded at weekly. This is an easy opportunity to help your grade. If you do the bellwork each day, you get a 100. Each day you do not do it,lose 20 points from your weekly grade.

IF YOU HAVE BEEN ABSENT. It is your responsibility to come to me BEFORE school to request the bellwork and assignments missed. Assignments will be placed in the folder on the bulletin board next to the door. If you miss notes, get them from another student. If you have an excused absence you will have one day more than you missed to complete the make-up work to a maximum of 100 percent. If you have an unexcused absence you have one day to make up work to a maximum of 70 percent. If you are suspended from school you may turn in your work upon your return to school for a maximum of 100 percent.

CLASS DISMISSAL. Remain IN YOUR SEAT until I dismiss the class. DO NOT gather around the door. No one will be dismissed until EVERYONE is in his/her seat. After I dismiss you, gather your things and clean up your area. No one leaves until the room is clean and all supplies/equipment are returned to the correct area.

TEXTBOOKS. Textbooks are to be kept in the classroom.

TURNING IN ASSIGNMENTS. Turn in your assignment in the tray designated for your class period. You may turn in late work within ONE day for a maximum of 70 percent. No late work will be accepted after 1 day (school policy).

RETESTING. If you make below a 70 on any test, you have 3 days to retest. This can be done before or after school.

HEADING. Place your heading in the upper left corner of the page, as follows:

                Name – class period


INCOMPLETE WORK. Will be graded as is.

TUTORIALS. Available Monday through Thursday 7:30 am to 7:45 am. After school arrangements can also be made.


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2:50-3:40 MTThF