Syllabus

COURSE TITLE:     Resource Classroom grades 9-12

 

TEACHER:     Janet Kelley

                     E-mail:   janet_kelley@ecboe.org           Phone:  (205) 589-6421

 

DESRIPTION:   The components in the Great Source Reading Advantage Program are designed to help students:  Develop essential reading comprehension skills, including decoding multiple-syllable words, comprehending complex syntax, and understanding context clues; Strengthen reading fluency and gain experience reading a wide range of nonfiction genres including interviews, news articles, and photo-essays; guild reading strategies, background knowledge, and vocabulary; and become proficient, confident readers who enjoy reading.

The components in Reading Advantage were designed to help students:

*Develop essential reading comprehension skills, including decoding multiple-syllable words, comprehending complex syntax, and understanding context  clues;
* Strengthen reading fluency and gain experience reading a wide range of nonfiction genres including interviews, news articles, and photo-essays;
* Build reading strategies, background knowledge, and vocabulary;
* Transition from guided reading to independent reading;
* Become proficient, confident readers who enjoy reading

Reading Advantage is infused with the Reading Process to model for students that there are actions they can take BEFORE they read, DURING their reading, and AFTER they read to make themselves better readers.

 
 
 TEXT:    Great Source Reading Advantage - Great Source - a division of Houghton
                   Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company, 2006
                   Lessons are aligned with the Alabama Course of Study, 
                             English Language  Arts.   ​


OBJECTIVES:                                      
          * Students will activate prior knowledge, preview the selection and vocabulary, set a purpose for reading and make predictions before reading a text.
         * Students will check and adjust their predictions, monitor understanding fo a text and apply comprehension strategies during reading.
          * Students will respond to and discuss the selection, return to the selection, return to the purpose, write in response to reading and learn and apply skills  and strategies after reading the text.
                             
 
 
EVALUATIONS:  Daily grades are given based on participation during group work, individual presentations and written work. A total of 100 points are given as a daily grade.   Tests and writing assignments will each count 100 points.  Any unexcused absence will result in a zero on any assignments for that day.
 
Standard letter grading format will be used:
                 90-100                  A
                 80-89                    B
                 70-79                    C
                 60-69                    D
                 59 and below        F
 
DISCIPLINE:     Classroom Rules:               Be on time and ready to work
                                                                      Respect your peers and teachers
                                                                      Bring paper and pencil
                                                                      Use your time wisely
 
                            Consequences:                 1st Offense - Warning
                                                                      2nd Offense- Break Detention
                                                                      3rd Offense - Phone call to parent
                                                                      4th Offense - Parent conference
                                                                      5th Offense - Office referral
Tutoring will be provided before and after school.  Information will be sent home with the students.  Tutoring is available on  Tuesdays, and Thursdays in Mrs. Kelley's classroom. Tutoring will be scheduled with the parent before the student may stay.