Keys To Success:

      Come to class every day with:
      
1.  Enthusiasm to learn.
         2.  Homework completed
         3.  Your notebook with paper
         4.  Two pens and two pencils
         5.  A
student planner (small notebook)

    
(You can use your notes & handouts for all pop quizzes.)
Welcome to Mrs. Carlson-Yellen's
1.  PAPER, PEN, PENCIL and BOOKS are required every day for every class.

2.  DAILY ATTENDANCE IS REQUIRED.
Students must be seated and be prepared to work before the tardy bell rings.  Tardies will not be tolerated.

3.  SKIPPING OR CUTTING CLASS will not be tolerated.

4.  HALL PASSES ARE FOR EMERGENCIES ONLY.  Use the restroom before class. 
5.  RAISE YOUR HAND to get permission to move or to speak in class.

6.  ELECTRONIC DEVICES -- are not allowed in the building -- beepers, pagers, radios, CD players, recreational devices and games.  Cell phones must be turned off and out of sight.

7.  EATING, DRINKING, and CHEWING GUM are not allowed in the classrooms, media center, auditorium, or hallways.

8.  DO NOT TOUCH OTHERS AND/OR THEIR PERSONAL BELONGINGS.  Keep your hands to yourself.

9.  PROFANITY, RANKING, ARGUING, BULLYING, MAKING THREATS, HORSEPLAYING OR FIGHTING will not be tolerated.

10.  WEAPONS OR ANYTHING USED AS A WEAPON, DRUGS, SEX CRIMES, OR  FIRE-MAKING PRODUCTS ARE STRICTLY PROHIBITED.  VIOLATORS WILL BE PROSECUTED TO THE FULL EXTENT OF THE LAW.
School Rules and Student Responsibilities
For 8th Grade Lesson Plans, click onto the Bus Above
For 6th Grade Lesson/s,
Click onto the Chearleaders.
Students should read at least 4 books each grading period.

* To see  the Lexile Framework for your Reading Level, click on Mark Twain's cats on the left.

* T
o see 100 popular books for middle school students, click on to the number four.

* To see YALSA's 2011 Literary
6th Grade Lessons for Reference
7th Grade
Lessons for Reference
8th Grade
Lessons for Reference
Click on to the children above 
to see Current 8th Grade Unit Plans
(Click on this copy to see 8th Grade Unit Plans used in the past.)
Click on to the children above 
to see Current 6th Grade Unit Plans
(Click on this copy to see 6th Grade Unit Plans used in the past.)
(Click on to the children above 
to see 7th Grade Unit Plans
used in the past)
IBMYP Unit Plans - (To Be Updated)
HELPFUL SITES FOR ENGLISH AND LANGUAGE ARTS
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        Our Environment
To see these webpages, that are created by gifted students at North Dade Middle School, click on each topic.
Water Conservation, by Herline Germaine and Jasmine James
Do Your Work
BURROWING  OWLS At NDMS, by Yennifer Castillo
How does an environment influence a person's life and personality?
by Henry Bernal,
Class Country:  Nederlands
For 7th Grade Lesson Plans, Click onto the Chalk Board.
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When you see the speaker's hand raised:
1.  Eyes on the speaker.
2.  Mouth closed with no sound.
3.  Ears listening.
4.  Sit or stand up straight.
5.  Hands and feet kept to yourself.
Be the Best
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e Prepared for Class
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xcellent Work Produced
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elf Control Practiced
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olerance of Others Displayed
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Classroom Procedure - Give Me Five
Beginning of Class Procedures
1.  Come into class and take out your notebook.
2.  Sit in your assigned seat.
3.  Read boards,
4.  Turn in home learning when teacher asks for it.
5.  Give Me Five.
Emergency Bathroom Procedures
1.  One person at a time.
2.  Quietly take pass.
3.  Sign out & in on Bathroom Daily Log.
4.  Quickly &
quietly walk to the nearest bathroom.
4.  No wandering the hallways or going elsewhere.
5.  Take Five Minutes Only!
Procedures
After Lunch
1.  When you hear the bell, you have five minutes to get to class.
Hallway Passes
1.  Only one person per pass.
2.  Go to your destination quickly & quietly.
3.  Show respect to others in the hallways.
4.  No disruption of other classes.
5.  No wandering the hallways.
Last Five Minutes of Class
If You Finish Your Work Early in Class
1.  Copy  home learning down in planner.
2.  Follow teacher's directions for returning spiral notebooks back where they belong.
3.   Remain seated until teacher dismisses the class.
Home Learning
1.  Home Learning is due on the date it is assigned.
2.  If you are absent on the day it is assigned, you must ask me for the home learning assignment/s you missed, or check for it on my Web Site.
3.  If you are absent the day is is due, you must turn it in the first day you return to class.
Click on dragon to see home learning assignments.
1.  Read Quietly.
2.  Earn Extra Credit
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Class Materials:
Textbook:  Mc Dougall Littell: Literature

Supplemental  Materials:
1.  Connections: Test Preparation Program, by Pat Cusick, for each grade level
2.  An assortment of literature for each grade level, including novels, plays, non fiction, and poetry.
3.  Grammar Workbook
4.  Reader's Handbook

Lesson Plans
1.  For each grade level and class, there will be a Data Based Instructional Focus.
2.  Lessons will be based on the
Next Generation Sunshine State Standards - English Language Arts
as presented in the weekly Pacing Guides for each grade level. 
3.  NOTE: Other literature than recommended in the Pacing Guide may be used to satisfy the International Baccalaureate Organization - Middle-Years Programme (IBO-MYP) Areas of Interaction and Learners' Profile.
4.  Each Unit Plan will be based on an IBO-MYP Area of Interaction.
5.  Writing Lessons will be based on the reguired FCAT Benchmarks, which now stresses mastery of spelling and grammar. 
6.  Lessons will be based on data collected from state required Benchmark Assessments as scheduled on the 2
011-2012 Miami-Dade Public Schools Testing Calendar.
7.  Lessons for students in a "gifted class," will follow
rigor as suggested MDCPS Advanced Academics Program.
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