Degrees and Certifications:
4-8 ELAR Interdisciplinary Studies ESL Certification
Mrs. Chasity Alexander
My name is Mrs. Alexander this is my 7th year of teaching. I teach English Langague Arts for 7th grade. In 2012 I gradudated from Stephen F. Austin with a Bachelors Degree in Interdisiplinary Studies. My room number is A208 and I am located upstairs. My tutorial times are Wednesday before school 7:50 AM- 8:20 AM, Wednesday after school from 3:50 PM -4:20 PM, and Thursday 7:50 AM- 8:20, and Thursday from 3:50 PM - 4:20 PM.
I am excited to have your child in my class. I am looking forward to a wonderful year. The students will be focusing on writing, grammar and reading literary texts this year.
Conference Time: 10:25-11:01
Please call 952-4400 to schedule an appointment. I will be happy to speak with you during this time. You may also email me at Chasity.Alexander@tylerisd.org
Wednesday morning- 7:50-8:21
Wednesday afternoon- 3:45-4:15
Thursday morning- 7:50-8:21
Thursday afternoon- 3:45-4:15
*Additional times can be arranged if needed.
Grading: The district grading policy for grades 6-8 is as follows:
Homework/Daily Grades will be 60% and Assessments will be 40% of the student’s grade.
Daily assignments may be turned in one day late but will only receive a 70 and must be completed in full. I encourage all students to not make a habit of turning work in late. It is my observation that most MS students fail a course not from poor grades but rather from not completing the assignment at all and receiving zeros.
**Due to the high standards and expectations of PreAP courses, I do not give extra credit or drop the lowest grade for PreAP.
Make-Up Work: Make-up work is the responsibility of the student. If a student is absent, it is her/his responsibility to check with me for information regarding the work the individual missed. Work should be completed in a timely manner consistent with the number of days absent.
Retake Policy: A student may request a retake for a failing daily grade or test if:
- The assignment was turned in on time. No late work.
b.70% of the original assignment was attempted.
The student will receive at most a 70 on the assignment or test.
The student has 4 days from the day he/she was informed of their grade to come into tutorials (before school, after school, or during lunch) and redo the assignment.
Daily Items Needed:
Folder with pockets and brads (color will be determined by class period)
2 Composition Books
Blue or Black ink pens/ Red pen for grading
Wide-ruled notebook paper