Welcome to Mr. Lipari's Intensive Reading Class!
***IMPORTANT MESSAGE DURING THIS TIME OUT- Learning Continues During Covid-19***
Hello parents and juniors/seniors! I hope this message finds you all well in our current situation. I sent out a message on Reading Plus last Tuesday to all of my students, explaining that the extra credit opportunity during our Spring Break was still on, but starting this week (today, March 23, 2020), students will be responsible for completing their weekly Reading Plus assignments as normal. Please keep doing your Reading Plus daily. The assignments are as follows:
By Wednesday night, 3 Good See Readers/Comprehension Stories (80% or higher) and all 5 Read Arounds/Vocabulary are due
By Sunday night (11:59 pm), the other 2 Good See Readers/Comprehension Stories are due
This will equal a total of 5 good See Readers and 5 Read Arounds for the week. Remember, if you score lower than 80% on any See Reader, complete another one at 80% or higher to make up for it.
Click login --> Student login
Sitecode is westporths
Username and Password is Student Number
Google Classroom Assignments will be due by Friday night of each week- I sent class codes on Reading Plus this morning. The code for Periods 1-3 is ee7akgk and the code for Periods 4-6 is mujwob3 - Please copy and paste to prevent errors.
Quarter 4 officially started this week. I'm available by phone (352) 462-3988, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or leave me a message on Reading Plus.
Also, as I mentioned in the message on Reading Plus, I have a plan for our shared reading of The Treatment. When I messaged you, my intention was to film myself reading the book to you. This is still a possibility. However, with two little girls at home, it's more likely that I'm going to provide you with chapters at a time possibly filming myself flipping the pages while I play the audio from Audible (30 day free trial through Amazon, what what). As always, I'll review over the previous chapter so there's no misunderstanding, starting with the last chapter of part 1, which we read on the Thursday/Friday before Spring Break.
I am Mr. Lipari and welcome to 11th grade Intensive Reading! This is my 14th year teaching here at West Port High School and I look forward to using my experience to help my students achieve their full potential. On my website, you will find several important pieces of information, including subjects/topics we are covering in class and assignments that are due. Please take some time and look around my website. I use my website as a tool throughout the school year to ensure my students are successful, so please take some time to familiarize yourself with it. You will learn more about me and find my contact information on the About Mr. Lipari page. The class calendar will include due dates for all assignments, as well as upcoming activities.
Eleventh grade Reading is a reading-intensive program that prepares students to pass the Florida Standards Assessment (FSA). Students in 11th grade Intensive Reading had scored a level 1 or 2 on the FSA last year (or there was no score if a student transferred from out of state or never took the test). There are 3 ways to get out of intensive reading: 1) pass the FSA, 2) get the concordant passing score on the ACT, and 3) get the concordant passing score on the SAT. Once students pass one of the following options, they will be pulled from reading class and be placed in an elective. In 11th grade Intensive Reading, we use multiple internet-based programs, including ChalkTalk and Teengagement. I have had a multitude of students improve their reading in the forms of fluency and comprehension. We also will be working in small group, where students will get individualized help to improve on their skills and be better prepared for meeting their reading graduation requirement.
I even have celebrity endorsements!
My wife and I "hulk up" with Hulk Hogan
John Travolta says, "Mr.Lipari's class is ballin'!"
My brother Tony and I "Dream On' with Steven Tyler from Aerosmith!
It is going to be a great year! Go Wolf Pack!