• ELA Syllabus 

    7th Grade Language Arts  2022 - 2023

    6th, 7th & 8th Grade Academic Support (Tutoring)

    Teacher: Mrs. Heuberger 

    Email: terri.heuberger@sausd.us 


    School phone number:714-567-3300 ext 52105

    Conference period:  6

    Testing period: 1


    Course Description:

    Throughout the year you will be increasing your skills in speaking, listening, reading, writing, grammar, spelling, and vocabulary. We will use technology, literature, and expository texts as a base, incorporating critical reading and writing skills.  We will experience literature in various genres through classroom and independent reading. We will also be using Google Classroom as our classroom management system. The curriculum is aligned with the Common Core State Standards.


    Common Core Themes:

    Plot structures/Patterns, Characters/Setting, Style/The Writer’s Toolbox, Poetry/Form, Sounds, Meaning, Theme, Literary Criticism, Workplace Documents, Perspective, Research



    The curriculum for this course aligns with the Common Core Standards for Language Arts and Career Readiness Standards, which may be viewed on the California Board Of Education website: http://www.cde.ca.gov/re/cc/.

    Sustained Silent Reading:

    In addition to classroom reading, students will be responsible for setting a reading goal for self-selected, level-appropriate novels throughout the year. The novel should be in class every day.

    Chromebook Usage:

    All students will have the privilege of using a Chromebook during class. Students are expected to follow the school-wide guidelines for proper electronics usage and show excellent digital citizenship. Failure to comply with the classroom Chromebook usage rules may result in the confiscation of the Chromebook and the loss of electronic privileges. 




    In this class, you will have various homework assignments on a daily basis and occasional projects or alternate assignments. Students are also expected to bring their Chromebooks daily, fully charged and ready for use.



    It is the student's responsibility to retrieve missed handouts/assignments if an absence occurs. Assignments for the week are posted on the whiteboard and are accessible through the teacher's webpage. Students have one day for each excused absence to turn in missing assignments. In the event of an extended absence, personal arrangements will be made. During digital learning, if a student is absent/not present online, I will be contacting home. 


    Make-up  Work Criteria:
    Assessments: by appt. with the teacher, one retake opportunity for failing grades
    Classwork: make-ups only in the case of absences; one-day absence; one day to make-up work
    Homework: make-ups only in the case of absences; one-day absence; one day to make-up work.
    Late Work: Is accepted for partial credit.
        *Late work WILL NOT be accepted after the 6-week grading period.

    Grading Policy:

    A - (90% or higher)     B - (80-89%)     C - (70 - 79%)     D - (60- 69%)     F - (50- 59%)

    Grades are determined by the following categories:

    Classwork - 50% of your grade

    Assessments - 40% of your grade

    Class Participation - 10% of your grade

    Class participation will consist of the following: 

         * Reading logs, Kahoots/other class review items, answering questions or participate in class discussions, homework assignments, bell work, and note taking. 


    -Any work that is turned in late will be given partial credit.
    -Work that has been copied from another student will receive a ZERO.


    Mrs. Heuberger’s Spartan Scholars Are:

    • Students are expected to maintain a safe, civil, and orderly environment conducive to learning. All students are expected to:
    • Be in their seats and ready to work when the tardy bell rings
    • Wear their mask at all times. 
    • Follow directions from all staff members
    • THINK before you speak: Is it thoughtful, true, helpful, inspiring, necessary, and kind?
    • Be an active learner. 
    • Keep your Chromebook charged. 
    • Keep their hands, feet, and other objects to themselves.
    • Have a positive attitude. 

     If a student chooses not to follow the rules, the following consequences may occur:

    • Warning
    • Change in Seat
    • Student/Teacher Conference
    • Teacher Assigned Detention (to be served with the teacher)
    • Parent/Guardian Contact
    • Parent/Guardian Conference
    • ODR Written 


Last Modified on August 18, 2022