Course Description/Overview/Welcome Statement
Literacy B is a resource class developed to increase students reading and writing skills. We do this by dividing students into small groups to give more student to teacher instruction. One group is with the teacher in direct instruction of reading and writing. Group 2 is reading, spelling, video’s that introduce reading and writing. Group 3 will be Independent reading books on each students reading level. Each group will work for 20 minutes, minimum, until rotating. This program has proven increase in reading and writing as students give a full effort working on the program.
Students will increase their reading and writing skills at least 1 grade level within a year.
Assessment of Progress
SRI is a basic reading assessment that measures the reading comprehension grade level of each student. It will be used 3 times during the year to determine the grade increase of each student. Each student will increase 1 grade level over the course of the year.
Students will also be reading books on their level, the goal will be to read at least 10 books for the year. Each book will have a comprehension assessment and students should score at least 70% on these assessments or they will be required to read the same book until the score is above 70%.
Students will work in an R book and receive instruction on how to write summaries and learn new vocabulary words and take comprehension assessments on articles and short stories.
read 180 program on the computer
R books for instruction
Students will need to bring pencils notebooks to class.
Each student will finish class work in the classroom. But, as part of their grade, each student will read at least 20 minutes each night in a book of their choice and bring a reading log on fridays summarizing the pages they read each day.
Follow Teachers Instructions
Stay On Task
Use appropriate Language
No bathroom breaks until work is done
Phones and Ipods must be put away during work time.
Intervention will be the last 30 minutes of each class period where students can get individual help on assignments they need to make up. If they are caught up with assignments they may have freetime to listen to music read books, play computer games. But if inappropriate during freetime they will be asked to continue working.
Calendar of Due Dates for Major Assignments
.SRI September (Baseline)
SRI April (Increase 1 grade level. )
When students finish a book they may take the reading comprehension assessment and must score 70% or better to be able to start another book.
Progress Reports and Report Cards
Progress Monitoring/Grading Policy
Progress on IEP goals will be monitored and documented. You will receive a summary of progress at the end of each term at approximately the same time report cards are disbursed. Grades will be based on punctuality, class participation, appropriate behavior, progress made toward IEP goals, and scores on class assignments.
P grade indicates student passed but doesn’t get credit towards graduation.
I grade means student may get a grade if they finish assignments before a certain date after grades were due.
Grade changes may occur for lower percentages according to each individual IEP goal
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Teacher: Saia L. Pope