• Syllabus for Online instructions for Intenstive Reading  and Reading Plus SY 20-21

     

     

    Intensive Reading 2020-21  Course Syllabus

     

     

    Instructor: Mrs. Kidiji McDuffie                                          Email: Kidiji.riversmcduffie@marion.k12.fl.us

    School phone: 671-4820  ext 58940

    COURSE DESCRIPTION

    The purpose of this course is to provide instruction that enables students to accelerate the development of reading and writing skills and to strengthen those skills so they are able to successfully read and write grade level text independently. Instruction emphasizes reading comprehension, writing fluency, and vocabulary study through the use of a variety of literary and informational texts encompassing a broad range of text structures, genres, and levels of complexity. Texts used for instruction focus on a wide range of topics, including content-area information, in order to support students in meeting the knowledge demands of increasingly complex text. Students enrolled in the course will engage in interactive text-based discussion, question generation, and research opportunities. They will write in response to reading and cite evidence when answering text dependent questions orally and in writing. The course provides extensive opportunities for students to collaborate with their peers. Scaffolding is provided as necessary as students engage in reading and writing increasingly complex text and is removed as the reading and writing abilities of students improve over time.
    The Intensive courses have been designed for the teacher to select and teach only the appropriate standards corresponding to a student’s grade level and/or instructional needs.

    General Notes: The course includes, but is not limited to, the following:

    • determine the central ideas or themes of a text and analyzing their development as well as summarizing the key supporting details and ideas;
    • interpreting words and phrases as they are used in a text, including determining technical, connotative, and figurative meanings, and analyzing how specific word choices shape meaning or tone;
    • analyzing the structure of texts, including how specific sentences, paragraphs, and larger portions of the text (e.g., a section, chapter, scene, or stanza) relate to each other and the whole;
    • integrating and evaluating content presented in diverse formats and media, including visually and quantitatively, as well as in words;
    • delineating and evaluating the argument and specific claims in a text, including the validity of the reasoning as well as the source, relevance and sufficiency of the evidence;
    • analyzing how two or more texts address similar themes or topics in order to build knowledge or to compare the approaches the authors take;
    • writing in response to reading, emulating authors’ structures, word choices, styles, etc.

     

    MATERIALS

    1. Computer (chromebook, laptop, tablet, ipad)
    2. 1 Composition book
    3. An independent book approved by the teacher
    4. High lighter (at least 1 yellow)
    5. #2 pencil; blue/black pen
    6. Post-it notes

    * Please have all your materials with you for Every class.

    GRADING PROCESS

    Grades will be calculated based on the following grading scale:

    90-100  =   A

    80-89    =   B

    70-79    =   C

    60-69    =   D

    59 and below = F

     

     

     

    The class assignments will be weighted by the following:

    Classwork/Quizzes                                         40%:                      

    Tests/Projects:                                               50%

    Homework:                                                   10%

     

    LATE WORK and ABSENCES

    As stated in the Student Handbook, it is your responsibility to get make-up work the day you return from your absence. Tests and quizzes can be made up before and after school.

    Classroom Rule:

    1. ACT RESPECTFULLY!
    2. SHOW INTEGRITY!
    3. ENGAGE IN AND TAKE OWNERSHIP OF YOUR EDUCATION!

     

    PROCEDURES FOR TRADITIONAL CLASSES

    1. Put away all electronic equipment and food/drinks prior to entering the classroom.
    2. Remain in your seat for the entire period unless given permission from the teacher.
    3. No food or drink is permitted in class.
    4. All work will be stored in either the spiral notebook or composition book. You MUST bring them to class each day!
    5. Test and quizzes must be made up before or after school unless prearranged by parent contact.
    6. Bathroom passes are only issued on emergency basis! You must go the bathroom while moving between classes, NO EXCEPTION!
    7. No student laptops, cell phone or MP3 players are authorized in class.
    8. Tardy policy will be in accordance with Code of Student Conduct. When entering tardy, you must sign in and place your pass in the box next to sign in sheet, do not disrupt class.
    9. You are to remain in your seat until I dismiss you, the Bell does NOT dismiss you!

    CHEATING AND PLAGERISM: WILL NOT BE TOLLERATED!! This is a level 2 infraction and you will be sent directly to the Dean!

     

    PROCEDURES FOR VIRTUAL CLASSES

    • Use polite and respectful language and eye contact:.
    • Dress code: pajamas are not appropriate for the classes even when attending the lesson in a virtual classroom
    • No distractions: all phones should be muted.
    • “Raise your hand” in the virtual classroom: ask questions, answer questions, and participate in discussions without interrupting.

     

    Parent Signature:____________________________ Student Signature:______________________________

     

     

    Reading Plus 2020-21 Course Syllabus

     

     

    Instructor: Mrs. Kidiji McDuffie                                     Email: Kidiji.riversmcduffie@marion.k12.fl.us

    School phone: 671-4820  ext 58920

    COURSE DESCRIPTION

    The purpose of this course is to provide instruction that enables students to accelerate the development of reading and writing skills and to strengthen those skills so they are able to successfully read and write grade level text independently. Instruction emphasizes reading comprehension, writing fluency, and vocabulary study through the use of a variety of literary and informational texts encompassing a broad range of text structures, genres, and levels of complexity. Texts used for instruction focus on a wide range of topics, including content-area information, in order to support students in meeting the knowledge demands of increasingly complex text. Students enrolled in the course will engage in interactive text-based discussion, question generation, and research opportunities. They will write in response to reading and cite evidence when answering text dependent questions orally and in writing. The course provides extensive opportunities for students to collaborate with their peers. Scaffolding is provided as necessary as students engage in reading and writing increasingly complex text and is removed as the reading and writing abilities of students improve over time.


    The Reading Plus courses have been designed for the teacher to select and teach only the appropriate standards corresponding to a student’s grade level and/or instructional needs. Reading Plus complements a wide variety of hybrid and virtual implementations to support students learning at home, in the classroom, or a combination of the two.  This reading intervention programs measure and improve all three components of reading proficiency.

     

    General Notes: The course includes, but is not limited to, the following:

    • determine the central ideas or themes of a text and analyzing their development as well as summarizing the key supporting details and ideas;
    • interpreting words and phrases as they are used in a text, including determining technical, connotative, and figurative meanings, and analyzing how specific word choices shape meaning or tone;
    • analyzing the structure of texts, including how specific sentences, paragraphs, and larger portions of the text (e.g., a section, chapter, scene, or stanza) relate to each other and the whole;
    • integrating and evaluating content presented in diverse formats and media, including visually and quantitatively, as well as in words;
    • delineating and evaluating the argument and specific claims in a text, including the validity of the reasoning as well as the source, relevance and sufficiency of the evidence;
    • analyzing how two or more texts address similar themes or topics in order to build knowledge or to compare the approaches the authors take;
    • writing in response to reading, emulating authors’ structures, word choices, styles, etc.

     

    MATERIALS

    1. Computer (chromebook, laptop, tablet, ipad)
    2. 1 Composition book
    3. An independent book approved by the teacher
    4. High lighter (at least 1 yellow)
    5. #2 pencil; blue/black pen

     

    * Please have all your materials with you for every class.

    GRADING PROCESS

    Grades will be calculated based on the following grading scale:

    90-100  =   A

    80-89    =   B

    70-79    =   C

    60-69    =   D

    59 and below = F

    The class assignments will be weighted by the following:

    Classwork/Quizzes                                         40%:                      

    Tests/Projects:                                               50%

    Homework:                                                   10%

     

    LATE WORK and ABSENCES

    As stated in the Student Handbook, it is your responsibility to get make-up work the day you return from your absence. Tests and quizzes can be made up before and after school.

    Classroom Rule:

    1. ACT RESPECTFULLY!
    2. SHOW INTEGRITY!
    3. ENGAGE IN AND TAKE OWNERSHIP OF YOUR EDUCATION!

     

    PROCEDURES

    1. Log in chrome:
      1. Student user name and password
    2. Log in:
      1. Small caps- readingplus.com
    3. Reading plus site code
      1. Small caps- lweirhigh
    4. Student number for both
      1. User name: student number
      2. Password: student number

     PROCEDURES FOR VIRTUAL CLASSES

    • Use polite and respectful language and eye contact:.
    • Dress code: pajamas are not appropriate for the classes even when attending the lesson in a virtual classroom
    • No distractions: all phones should be muted.
    • “Raise your hand” in the virtual classroom: ask questions, answer questions, and participate in discussions without interrupting.

     

    CHEATING AND PLAGERISM: WILL NOT BE TOLLERATED!! This is a level 2 infraction and you will be sent directly to the Dean!

     

    Parent Signature:____________________________ Student Signature:______________________________

     

     

    Microsoft Teams Class Code:

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    Period 2:  9dwj1ud

    Period 3:  h6tyw6

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    Period 5:  s1kaluo

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