Midterm and Quarter Grading Scale:

94.00-100.00 = A
91.00-93.99 = A-
88.00-90.99 = B+
85.00-87.99 = B
82.00-84.99 = B-
80.00-81.99 = C+
77.00-79.99 = C
74.00-76.99 = C-
72.00-73.99 = D+
70.00-71.99 = D
67.00-69.99 = D-
0.00-66.99 = F


Writing Expectations
Appropriate writing will be expected in every class throughout Pacelli Catholic Middle School. Writing expectations will count for up to, but no more than, 10 percent of an overall writing assignment grade in any non-English class. The number of mistakes within the writing, and the number of total points on the assignment will determine the number of points lost. This will be left to the discretion of the teacher.

Grammar: Complete sentences? Do the sentences make sense?
Paragraphs: Topic sentence, 5-7 sentences, Correct spacing/indentation
Mechanics: Spelling, Capitalization, Punctuation

Handwritten: Cursive, Legible
Computer generated: Easy to read font size 12-14
No typing errors

Students will be expected to follow The Writing Process as listed.

  1. Prewrite: Collect details, brainstorm, and plan.
  2. Draft: Put details together in paragraph form of a first draft.
  3. Revise: Peer edit. Change parts that are unclear.
  4. Edit: Proofread! Make a second draft with mistakes corrected.
  5. Publish: Make a final copy to turn in for a grade