Students in all grade levels need a system for taking notes and managing their papers, plenty of looseleaf, dark blue or black pens, pencils, red pens, index cards, markers, colored pencils, an occasional poster, and a flash drive.
All assignments are graded using simple points. The assignment grade is determined by dividing the points earned by the points possible.
Overall reading grades for 6th, 7th,and 8th grades are composed of 30% vocabulary, 60% literature, and 10% miscellaneous.
Overall English grades for 6th, 7th, and 8th grades are composed of 30% grammar, 60% expression (written and oral), and 10% miscellaneous.