Intensive Reading is a course designed to provide instruction with reading strategies, techniques, and skills for test preparation that will enable students to be successful across the curriculum. Content will include but not be limited to fluency, vocabulary, and reading comprehension. This class will address individual needs through whole group instruction, small group instruction, class projects, independent reading/whole group reading (novel) of a variety of reading materials.
Teengagement® is a high-interest literacy curriculum that connects the classroom to the real world. We will dive into the curriculum as we read to learn about subjects that matter to students. The Units of Study help students develop vocabulary, reading comprehension, and text analysis skills. Teengagement® teaches students to excel in writing and other authentic assessments with standards-based performance rubrics. Students will prepare for high-stakes testing, aligned to the Florida Language Arts State Standards while becoming critical thinkers and lifelong learners.
Students will also be encouraged to take the ACT and/or the SAT during the school year as well.
Authentic Tasks Teengagement & Tests 55%
Class/Daily work (FSA/ACT/SAT, etc.) 45%
1 pack of copy paper Composition Notebook Highlighters
1-Folder: plastic pocket folder Pencils/Pens (Blue/Black Ink)
Cell phones/Electronic Devices> There is no need to have these devices on during class. There is a time set in the instructional day to use these devices. If a student is using these devices in class, they will be asked to go to discipline and a referral will be written.
If students are absent from class, student is to get a CAT PASS to make up the work. Assignments and due dates are designed to include time for absent students. Students need to make arrangements in all other cases immediately upon their return to school.
Year Breakdown of Classwork:
1st Semester August-December
Fall Administration of FSA 2.0 September 2019
ACT Oct. 26th /Dec. 14th
SAT Oct 5th /Nov 2nd /Dec. 7th
----------If a student passes FSA or scores [ACT 19] or [SAT 24] on the Reading section of these tests, they may be allowed to choose a new ½ credit class in the new semester.
2nd Semester January-May
Spring Administration of FSA February 2020
ACT February 8th/April 4th/June 13th
SAT March 14th /May 2nd/June 6th