Rosewood Middle School
I. Teacher: Connie V. Robinson
Grade Level: 6th Grade
Subject: Communication Skills
School Phone Number: 919-736-5050
Conference times (by appointment only):
Monday-Thursday 9:15-9:45; Wednesday 3:00-3:30
II. Course Description:
Communication Skills incorporates grammar, vocabulary, reading, and
writing. Students will review and build upon previously learned ideas
in order to improve comprehension and to communicate effectively.
III. Course Objectives:
Reading Literature and Informational Text
Key ideas and details
Craft and structure
Integration of knowledge and ideas
Range of reading and level of text complexity
Text types and purposes
Production and distribution of writing
Research to build and present knowledge
Range of writing
Speaking and Listening
Comprehension and collaboration
Presentation of knowledge and ideas
Conventions of Standard English
Knowledge of language
Vocabulary acquisition and use
IV. Classroom Expectations:
1. Be in your assigned seat, ready to work when class begins.
2. Keep hands, feet, and objects to yourself.
3. Raise your hand before you walk or talk.
4. Follow directions of school personnel.
5. No profanity, rude gestures, teasing, or put downs.
V. Grading Scale:
A = 90 - 100 D = 60 - 69
B = 80 – 89 F = Below 60
C = 70 - 79
VI. Grading Percentages:
Class participation – 10%
Class work/homework – 20%
Quizzes/interactive notebook – 30%
Projects/tests – 40%
*5 points will be automatically deducted for all late work