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Reading Syllabus and Classroom Procedures

United Middle School
V. Medina
Rm 224

Course Description:


Reading class is the meeting place for students to read, explore, and understand various genres of literature such as, fiction, poetry, literary nonfiction, informational, persuasive, and procedural text.   We hope to educate and inspire our young readers through encouragement, support, and enjoyment.


Classroom Rules:


M         Follow directions the first time they are given.

A          Be in your assigned seat ready to work when the bell rings and be prepared to always give your personal best.

V          Respect and speak kindly to others using a low voice with appropriate formal language spoken everywhere on campus.

S          Keep hands, feet, and objects to yourself.



  1. Verbal warning.
  2. Detention/See Me After Class.
  3. Parent Phone Call
  4. Refer to principal.


  • Safety scissors
  • 1 of Bottle Glue (liquid)
  • 2 Composition notebooks (100 pages each)
  • 1 box of markers
  • No. 2 pencils
  • 1 package of highlighters
  • Manual sharpener
  • 2 Large Boxes of Kleenex
  • Blue/ Black, and Red
  • Hand Sanitizer
  • Post It Notes 
  • 8 X 10 Canvas, paints, and paint brushes (will be used 2nd semester)






Daily Grades/Class Assignments/Homework/Quizzes                     =          50%


Weekly Tests/Unit Test/Reading Selection test/CBA/Projects       =          50%


Semester Grade:

1 Six Weeks                                         25%

2nd Six Weeks                                      25%

3rd Six Weeks                                       25%

Semester Exam (required)                 25%


Final Grade:

1st Semester                                        50%

2nd Semester                                       50%


Progress Report:

Daily Grades                                       50%

Weekly Test/Exam                              50%


Homework / Weekly Tests


Homework will be assigned Tuesdays and /or Thursdays, weekly tests every Friday and daily reading calendar for a minimum of 30 minutes a day.


For class updates and weekly lessons/ activities please check our class pages at:


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Mrs. V. Medina text the code @a23798 to 81010 (Advanced Classes)

Mrs. V. Medina text the code @vmreading









Regular school attendance is essential for the student to make the most of his or her education – to benefit from teacher led activities, to build each day’s learning on that of the previous day’s, and to grow as an individual. Absences from class may result in serious disruption of a student’s mastery of the instructional materials; therefore, the student and parent should make every effort to avoid unnecessary absences. Two state laws, one dealing with compulsory attendance, the other with attendance for course credit, are of special interest to students and parents (U.I.S.D. student code of conduct).


The time allotted will be equal to a day for a day of absence.  For example, a student absent for (5) days will be allotted 5 instructional days to complete the missed assignments.  It is the student’s responsibility to inquire about work missed during the absence.  


Make-up work/test after an unexcused absence shall receive a maximum grade of 70.  The time allotted will be equal to a day for a day of absence.



We sincerely appreciate your support,

7th Grade Reading Teachers

Parent (s) and Guardian (s):


By signing below, I have discussed this syllabus with my child.  In addition, I also understand that this syllabus is subject to change.






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