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49 Terrace Street

Sydney, Nova Scotia

B1P 2L4

Phone(902) 562-5464

Fax(902) 564-4472

E-Mail:

 sydacademy@gnspes.ca

 

 


Guidance Office:

 

Phone:  (902) 562-7047

Fax: (902) 562-3747

 

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Andrew Unsworth

 

Communication Plan 2017/2018 Grade Nine English Language Arts

Dear Parent/Guardian: The following will provide vital information which will help guide the success of your child this year. Please take the time to read it over. If you have any questions, at any time, please contact me. I will be happy to work with you to address concerns regarding your child.

English Language Arts

The English Language Arts program for grade nine is arranged around the following headings: 1. Reading and Viewing - Students will be expected to: • select, read, and view with understanding a range of literature, information, media and visual texts • interpret, select and combine information using a variety of strategies, resources and technologies • respond personally to a range of texts (fiction, mystery, poetry, etc.) • respond critically to a range of texts, applying their understanding of language, form and genre (fiction, mystery, poetry, etc.) 2. Writing and Representing - Students will be expected to: • use writing and other ways of representing to explore, clarify and reflex on their thoughts, experiences and learnings and to use their imagination • create texts collaboratively and independently, using a variety of forms for a range of audiences and purposes • use a range of strategies to develop effective writing and other ways of representing and to enhance their clarity, precision and effectiveness 3. Speaking and Listening - Students will be expected to: • speak and listen to explore, extend, clarify and reflect on their thoughts, ideas, feelings and experiences • communicate information and ideas effectively and clearly and to respond personally and critically • interact with sensitivity and respect, considering the situation, audience and purpose.

Assignments/Projects/Homework/Contact Information: Students will be required to complete assignments and projects on a regular basis in class and at home. Students will be evaluated through continuous assessment. It is expected that students will attend school regularly, put their best effort forth and pass in all work on or before the due dates given. Failure to do so will result in deductions in the mark. It is, therefore, important to stay aware of all work assigned, as well as the due dates. It will be helpful to check my homework page each day under my name on the Sydney Academy website, http://sacademy.cbv.ns.ca/. Note: The CBVRSB has initiated a web based program called PowerSchool to inform parents/guardians of their child’s daily attendance and progress. It may be accessed on the school board website. You can reach me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or at school by phone (902-562-5464).

Textbooks :Students will be issued various textbooks throughout the year. It is the responsibility of the parents/guardians to pay the full replacement cost of severely damaged or lost books. The replacement cost of English books vary from $6.00 to $40.00.

Student Evaluation for Mr. Unsworth’s English Language Arts:

Evaluation Criteria

Quiz (x2) per topic                                                      10%

Test (x2) per topic                                                       40%

Projects (x2) per topic                                                30%

In-Class Assignments (x2) per topic                      20%

 

The evaluation scheme listed above will cover 80% of the student's final grade for ELA. The other 20% will come from exams in January (10%) and at the end of the year (10%)

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Grade Nine Social Studies – Communication Plan 2017-2018

Dear Parent/Guardian:

 

The following will provide vital information which will help guide the success of your child this year. Please take the time to read it over. If you have any questions, at any time, please contact me. I will be happy to work with you to address concerns regarding your student.

 

Grade Nine Social Studies

 

 

-from Dept. of Education Curriculum guide

 

During the course of study, we will explore topics from the following five areas:

 

1. Physical Setting                                2. Culture

3. Economics                                       4. Interdependence

5. Technology

 

The majority of our focus will center around Atlantic Canada, although we will take opportunities to look outside of our region at issues affecting us both nationally and internationally. Through readings, class discussions, examination of video clips and internet resources, group activities, and presentations, it is hoped that students will gain a better understanding of our role as global citizens.

 

Assignments/Projects/Homework/Contact Information

 

Students will be required to complete assignments and projects on a regular basis in class and at home. Students will be evaluated through continuous assessment. It is expected that students will attend school regularly, put their best effort forth and pass in all work on or before the due dates given. Failure to do so will result in deductions in the mark. It is, therefore, important to stay aware of all work assigned, as well as the due dates. It will be helpful to check my homework page each day under my name on the Sydney Academy website, http://sacademy.cbv.ns.ca/. Note: The CBVRSB has initiated a web based program called PowerSchool to inform parents/guardians of their child’s daily attendance and progress. It may be accessed on the school board website. You can reach me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or at school by phone (902-562-5464).

 

                                                                                                  

Textbooks

Students will be issued various textbooks throughout the year. It is the responsibility of the parents/guardians to pay the full replacement cost of severely damaged or lost books.

 

 

Student Evaluation for Mr. Unsworth’s Social Studies

 

 

Teacher Evaluation Criteria

 

 

Exam Evaluation

 

First Quarter (September - November):

  • Quiz (x2)                                                       10%
  • Test (x2)                                                        50%
  • Assignments (x2)                                           30%
  • Reading Resposes (x5)
     10%

 

 

 

Progress Report Issued

 

Second Quarter (November - February):

  • Quiz (x2)                                                         10%
  • Test (x2)                                           \            50%
  • Assignments (x2)                                           30%
  • Reading Responses (x5)
    10%

 

 

 

Note: the first exam accounts for 10% of the final mark at the end of Semester One.

 

Third Quarter (February - April):

  • Quiz (x2)                                                      10%
  • Test (x2)                                                       50%
  • Assignments (x2)                                           30%
  • Reading Responses                                  10%

 

 

 

Progress Report Issued

 

Fourth Quarter (April – June)

 

  • Quiz (x2)                                                         10%
  • Test (x2)                                                         50%
  • Assignments (x2)                                           30%
  • Reading Responses                                        10%

 

 

 

Note: the first exam accounts for 15% of the final mark at the end of Semester Two.

 

 

 

Respectfully,

 

Andrew Unsworth

 

Grade Nine Social Studies Teacher