• Course Syllabus 

    Instructor: Mr. O’Briant Phone: 671-6290, Ext. 57315 Email: james.obriant@marion.k12.fl.us

    My Schedule - A days - 3rd period - ELA at building.  5th period online --11.13-1 PM  then lunch 1-1:30;  Research 1.34-2.20

    B days.  Math 180 - 8-9:30- Combination of work done on Math 180 program and in Microsoft teams Meet;  4th period- Social Studies at building; 6th period - Social Studies on line; then lunch 1.1-30;  Research 1.34-2.20

    Students will log into Marion County Public School student desktop on the various applications or websites and do assignments as described in the Microsoft TEAMS. Students are to complete the assigned assignments,readings and take the quizzes.

    So far -- Schedule online classes.   From MCPS TEAM meets. 

    Students are to be ontime, sitting up, camera on- microphone muted with notebook and pen(cil) taking notes.   Expecting to be called on and available through entire class period.  With permission - short restroom break;

    O'Briant's ONLINE class schedule.

    ELA 6-8th - A day.  11.13-1 PM  Social Studies  6-8th   B day.  11.13-1 PM



    Instructor:     Mr. O’Briant

    Phone:             671-6290, Ext. 57315

    Email:             james.obriant@marion.k12.fl.us



    Course Description:

    The purpose of my courses is to provide students with integrated educational experiences in the Language Arts and the Social Studies content areas.  The content will include: 

                -using reading strategies to construct meaning from informative, technical, and literary texts

    -acquiring an extensive vocabulary through reading, discussion, listening, and systematic word study

    -using process writing strategies, student inquiry, and self-monitoring techniques

    -using speaking, listening, and viewing strategies in formal presentations and informal discussions

    -understanding and responding to a variety of literary forms

    -understanding and using language successfully to impact readers, writers, listeners, speakers, and viewers while learning content material.

    Classroom and Team Expectations

    • Be on time to class.
    • Be prepared for class (folder, paper, pencils, etc.).
    • Respect yourself, staff, classmates, and school property.
    • Try your best. If you don’t succeed, try, try and try again. I respect your efforts.


    Grading Information:

    You are the individual responsible for the grade you receive. I do not “give” grades, you earn them. 9-weeks grades will be based on the following:

    Classwork/Daily Assignments, Quizzes, 50 %                    

    Tests, Projects, & Presentations    40%

    Homework   10%



    Math 180- extra points on Games weekend and evenings.

    For social Studies and ELA

    20 minutes of reading is required at least 5 days a week. –Reading Homework – signed by parent/guardian.  In addition, classwork that is not finished during class may be assigned for completion at home.  Such assignments will be graded as classwork, essays, etc., depending on the nature of those assignments in class.  In addition to the homework noted above, all students are expected to read at home a minimum of 20 minutes a day.  You are strongly encouraged to read books so that you can meet your 9-Weeks’ Reading Requirement as shown below.

     For ELA and Social Studies

    Reading Record

    Each 9 weeks you will receive a test grade based on the number of Reading points earned during that grading cycle.   Social studies reading requires non-fiction reading.