Checklist for Language Arts Success!

Checklist for Language Arts Success!


  • 1-½” binder (preferably red, but your choice) and looseleaf paper.

  • Six dividers:

    • General Resources

    • Reading

    • Writing

    • Vocabulary

    • Grammar

    • Changemaker

  • 2 Folders (one for independent reading, one for Career Awareness cycle).  You may find that you need more folders to keep yourself organized.

  • Always have a book to read!  Always!

  • Stapler (keep one at home)

  • Blue or black pens--please do not complete any homework or quiz/test in pencil (unless I tell you to do so).  You will lose points.

  • All printed out homework must have the following heading:

    • Name Section

    • Date Assignment

  • Create a place to work and study!

  • Use your time wisely!  Prioritize! Don’t procrastinate -- force yourself to review what you did in school for every subject every night.  This process makes a HUGE difference!

  • Break down big assignments into smaller portions.  If you have to read 30 pages in two days, make yourself read 15 one day and 15 the next.  A little bit each night goes a l-o-n-g way!

  • Stay organized!  Write down your assignments in your agenda (and check them).  Keep your backpack, binders, and locker in order. DON’T just stuff papers from every subject into a single binder/folder.  That’s a sure recipe for disaster. Organize your locker every single week--it takes a few minutes. Take time to organize right from the start...having a portable three-hole punch is helpful, too.

  • Check the website!  Check Google Classroom!

  • Don’t let the Internet/video games/iPhones/sports/etc., rule your life.

  • Pack your stuff for school (yes, you pack it, not mom) before you go to bed.

  • ASK FOR HELP!  Come to extra help when you need it.  Don’t wait until you’re totally overwhelmed.