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    Welcome to the Reading/English Language Arts Department Webpage!

    PGCPS Grading Policy



    Brief Description

    Grade Percentage

    Per Quarter


    Class Work

    Includes all work begun and/or completed in class, including:

    • Reader’s Response Questions

    • Essays

    • Student journals

    • Class discussions

    • Group/cooperative activities

    • Vocabulary and grammar activities

    • Other tasks as assigned



    Includes all work completed outside of the class setting


    • Readings and/or related tasks

    • Book Reviews

    • Constructed responses

    • Other tasks as assigned



    Assessments (formative and summative) may be written, oral, and performance based. Some assessments must include SR’s and CR’s, including:

    • Unit assessments

    • Quizzes

    • Research and/or projects

    • Oral presentations



    Important Textbook Information


    The Reading/English Language Arts textbook is Holt McDougal Literature 2012. Students will have access to hard copies of the textbook and other resources during each class period.


    The new textbook series is also available on-line for at home use. Teachers will occasionally assign readings and other activities from the textbook. Student will be able to access the readings and activities using the on-line textbook.  The website for the textbook is  http://my.hrw.com .  All students will be issued a username and password.


    For students who do not have on-line access, they may check out a textbook from the teacher in order to complete homework assignments.