Extra Credit

EXTRA CREDIT:  IF COMPLETED PROPERLY AND ON TIME CAN RAISE YOUR GRADE 3%.
                         One per trimester.

Copies of lesson are under classforms to be downloaded and printed if 
needed.

LANGUAGE ARTS:
   1. Write/type a formal letter to a government official 
           1st trimester: Mrs. Ledesma
           2nd trimester: Governor of California
           3rd trimester: President of the United States
      Letters must be in the business letter format. 
            Type a letter: must be a minimum of three - four paragraphs.
      Self Addressed envelope / no stamp needed unless you would like it 
mailed. Please DO NOT seal the letter.
   

  
SOCIAL STUDIES:
   1. U.S. Government current event.  
      Students will choose an a U.S. government related article:
        1st trimester: the school/city level 
        2nd trimester: State (California)
        3rd trimester: Federal level (Executive/Legislative/Judicial)

                1. Cut out the article.
                2. Read and highlight the important facts.
                3. Create an answer sheet. Using complete sentences.
                       Answer: Who, what,where, when, why, how
                4. Type a three paragraph minimum summary of the article, 
                      make sure you use your own words. A fourth paragraph  
                   may be written stating your position on the topic.


***RAISE THOSE GRADES***: 
    Social Studies:
        ALL TESTS SCORES THAT FALL BELOW 67% CAN BE 
           1.CORRECTED ON A SEPARATE SHEET OF PAPER, 
              write out question and answer.
           2.PARENT SIGNATURE ON TEST, near grade.
           3.Completed correctly TEST WILL RECEIVE a 70%(C-)
           4. Students will receive ONE WEEK to complete the work to 
               "raise their grade"

   Language Arts:
        LITERATURE TEST SCORES THAT FALL BELOW 67% CAN BE 
          1. CORRECTED ON A SEPARATE SHEET OF PAPER
               Write out the question and the answer.
          2. PARENT SIGNATURE ON TEST
          3. Completed correctly the test will Receive a 70% C-
          4. Students will receive ONE WEEK to complete the work to 
               "raise their grade"

   Accelerator Reader Test:
          comprehension test 10 points will be due every 6 weeks/prior to 
progress reports and report cards.