•  7th Grade Advanced Language Arts


    Mrs. Queiruga- jqueiruga@amphi.com



    Dear Parents and Students:

                Here are the expectations and procedures for our classroom in order to ensure that the class runs smoothly and the learning is at the highest level for everyone.


    Required materials –

    Every day each student must have out of their backpacks:

    • Their stocked binder with:
      • loose leaf paper
      • sharpened pencils with erasers/pencils with lead and erasers
      • blue/black ballpoint pens
      • highlighters
      • planner
    • Novel at their reading level
    • IDs and lanyard around their neck


    Bell work

    When the bell rings to start class, students have an activity listed up on the board to begin working. These are activities that require thinking, following directions and will require the student to write daily.


    Class work

    Language Arts is a class that is based on the English Common Core Standards that have been adopted by the state of Arizona.  These standards are utilized to prepare students to be college and career ready and the ultimate goal of each assignment is to lead students to success.  I expect students to follow directions given and to have all assignments turned in on time.  If students are having difficulty with an assignment, they must ask questions before it is due so we can help them complete their work (I will not do it for them). 

                This year, our curriculum is broken up into many units. Every unit covers Vocabulary, reading and writing, Conventions (grammar and editing), and Speaking/Listening activities. We will use a variety of instructional materials.  We will use our literature book, various fiction and nonfiction pieces and project learning will become part of our assessment as well.  We will also be reading the novel set of The Giver and its 3 continuing books.

                It is very important that all class work is completed each day. 



         I do not give nightly homework.  The students are working very hard in my class each day. 


                The grading breakdown for assignments is as follows:

    Class work - 60% of the grade

                Assessment – 40% of the grade



    As long as students are working hard, doing their best work, being polite to everyone and following directions, there is no reason for a student to do poorly in the class.



    Thank you,


    Ms. Queiruga- 696-6257