ELD1 Class Information
Mr. Zeljak –English Language Development 2012/2013 –Room P-5
10 units/year English credits and 10 units/year elective credits.
This course is a 2 period block which focuses on the acquisition of fluency
in English through the integration of listening, speaking, reading, and
writing. As this is an introductory course, students will develop “survival
skills” necessary for participation in the school and community, including
exposure to U.S. customs and traditions. Listening and speaking skills are
developed in a student-centered, interactive approach. Reading skills
include the development of vocabulary and comprehension in a literature-
based program. Writing skills include sentence and paragraph forms, usage,
and spelling. Students enrolled in this block should also be enrolled in
the “Connections” class.
The most important thing to remember is RESPECT:
1. Your Teacher
2. Yourself. Have confidence in your opinions and abilities.
3. One Another, both in words and actions.
4. The classroom. Do not draw on your desk, the walls, or books
belonging to the school. No one leaves until the room is clean, so make sure
you keep it clean.
Be on time every day. After three tardies, you will receive detentions.
Be prepared with your supplies, books and homework EVERYDAY.
Do your work all period and wait for me to dismiss you. I dismiss you, the
bell does not.
Absolutely NO EATING. Drinks and water are OK.
1 person to the bathroom at a time.
During class discussions raise your hand and wait to be called on by the
teacher before answering.
1st time – warning
2nd time – after school detention
3rd time – RC
• Pen, pencil, paper (personal markers or colored pencils are nice)
• Class textbook
100% – 90% = A
89% – 80% = B
79% – 70% = C
69% – 60% = Incomplete (You may be eligible for a contract. Details soon.)
59% and below = NC (No Credit)
Your grade is divided into three categories: Homework (45%), Tests (45%) and
the Final (10%). Homework grades include homework, classwork, participation,
class journals, etc. Tests are essays, projects, presentations, tests, and
quizzes. You will have many opportunities to prove your
competence/excellence in these areas.
Absence and Late Work Policies:
It is important for you to be in class. Work on a calendar or work assigned
before your absence is due on the day of your return. Work assigned during
your absence will have its due date extended for a time equal to your
absence. If you must be absent, let me know so you can make up work you will
miss. An absence is NOT an excuse to miss an
Homework Assignments may be turned in one day late for half credit. After
that, you may turn in late assignments ONLY within the unit for credit. You
may NOT turn in homework assignments after we have moved on to another book or
Test Grades – Turn in the project/paper two days before it’s due for 5%
extra credit; one day early will earn you a 3% bonus. You will lose 10% for
each day an assessment assignment is late. If you are absent on a due date,
please send your brilliantly prepared work with a friend, parent, or turn it
in ahead of time.
Quizzes – You may make up missed quizzes during tutorial (Wed. or Thur.) of
that week. After that, it’s a zero.
I have read this class policy and will call you at school, 656 – 5711 ext.
46309 if I have any questions or concerns. I understand that my student is
responsible for abiding by these guidelines for behavior and will encourage
him/her to do so.
Student Signature: _________________________
Parent/ Guardian Signature(s): _______________________________________