• Intensive Reading Course Syllabus

    Mr. Obara

    Dunnellon High School - 2018-2019

    Welcome to Intensive Reading, version 2018! The course will help students analyze documents from DBQs (Document Based Questions) and CIS (Comprehensive Instructional Sequence) lessons. DBQs involve analyzing documents and using evidence to support answers to essential questions.  CIS lessons involve analyzing and rereading a document to further enhance comprehension and deep thinking. Lessons that tie in to curriculum in other courses will also be used.


    Instructor Information

    Mr. Jeffrey Obara

    Email: jeffrey.obara@marion.k12.fl.us

    Rm 1-220


    If you wish to contact me, email would be the best way. I will respond to your email within 24

    hours of me receiving it.


    Class Rules

    All students must adhere to the rules and guidelines as outlined in the Marion County Code of Conduct, as well as the rules established here at DHS.


    Class Expectations

    • Show respect for your classmates, your teacher, and yourself. Respect is the main word

    in this classroom, and I expect you to give the respect you expect to receive.

    • Be on time to class! You have 5 minutes between classes.  You should be able to find your way to class.
    • Be prepared to do things! This is school, and work needs to be done. Pens, pencils,

    paper, and your work ethic are essential to this course. Come to class everyday prepared

    to use all of it!

    • Common courtesy is expected of everyone present. Raise your hand to contribute to the discussion and do not talk over others.



    • pencil/blue or black ink pen
    • paper
    • binder/folder to keep assignments
    • notebook for notes/bellwork



    Students will be expected to complete bellwork at the beginning of every class.  A notebook should be kept by each student and will be taken for an assignment grade every few weeks.


    Bathroom Policy

    No bathroom passes will be allowed until bellwork is completed by student.  If there is no bellwork for the day, no bathroom passes for the first 10 minutes of class.


    Cell Phones

    Students must adhere to the cell phone policy set by the district as well as any rules implemented at DHS.  Cell phones may not be charged in class. Any cell phone that is used in a non-educational or class productive way may be confiscated.


    FSA Reading EOC

    Students will be working towards passing the FSA Reading exam.  Retakes will be given throughout the year, as well as this year’s test given in May.









    Points Distribution

    Assessments (Quizzes/tests) - 60%

    Assignments (Classwork) - 40%