• READING SYLLABUS (2018-2019 SY)                                      

    Instructor: Ms. Tiffany Bess

    Contact InformationTiffany.Bess@marion.k12.fl.us


    Description/Objectives: 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.


    Course Content/Materials

    Reading Plus: Students will be utilizing Reading Plus which is a very important part of the Reading class. Weekly grades will be pulled from this program.


    Five Golden Expectations:

    • Be Respectful
    • Be on time (PROMPT)
    • Bring all required materials to class (PREPARED)
    • Make what you do valuable to your personal growth and goals and ask for the help that your need to succeed.  (PURPOSEFUL)
    • No Cell Phones


    Classroom Procedures:

    Tardy Process (Per 9 weeks):

    • 1st Tardy - Initial Warning/ Restate expectation
    • 2nd Tardy - Reteach expectations, contact parent
    • 3rd Tardy - Parent Contact
    • 4th Tardy – Referral
    • 5th Tardy and beyond – Referral

    Absence Process (Per 9 weeks):

    • 1st & 2nd Absences – Speak with Student/ Redirection
    • 3rd Absences – Parent contact and refer to Guidance Counselor
    • 4th Absences and beyond – Administrative action

    It is your responsibility to get make-up work the day you return from your absence.


    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/Small Groups /Quizzes:          45 %             

    Tests/Projects:                                      45 %

    Vocabulary/Assignments:                       10 %