Welcome to Reading Class!
As of April 1, 2020, I will have the following office hours: Monday - Friday 9:00-10:00 am and 1:00-2:00 pm. During this time, I will be available to answer questions about the assignments. I will be available via email at firstname.lastname@example.org and/or via Remind. I welcome and encourage you to join our class on the Remind app using this link: https://www.remind.com/join/readingmti or Text the message @readingmti to the number 81010. Here I can communicate with you through the app and receive your communications at any time. Please know that I will definitely respond during my office hours, and to all emails within 24 hours. If for some reason I do not respond to your email, please send me a message via Remind as emails can sometimes filter to our "junk email." Also, students should be emailing me via your MCPS student email. You can find detailed instructions on downloading and joining Remind under the "Remind" section on my website.
The curriculum and course content for this class will be delivered through Reading Plus. This is an interactive online based program that is individualized to increase and accommodate the student’s needs. I highly recommend that students log in daily to complete their assignments. I also encourage parents to login your students portal to check their performance. On average, students will complete five (5) reading assignments (See Readers) and four (4) vocabulary (Read arounds). These assignments are subject to change, and may vary for some students. There are a few students that will be completing weekly Writing Prompts via Reading Plus for a grade. Those prompts should be submitted ONLY from my students that have mastered their reading and vocabulary. However, if you would like to practice on enhancing your writing skills you may do so. However, it not be graded. Students are to check their dashboard on Reading Plus and complete the assigned tasks/assignments there. Details on how to access this program is listed under the "Reading Plus" and "Writing Prompt" section on my website.
We WILL NOT accept any assignments via the front office. All weekly assignments are due on Fridays, and should be submitted via Reading Plus unless approved to submit via email at email@example.com. Remember, students should be emailing me via your MCPS student email.
Technology Help for Parents/Students: 352-867-2100
Tiffany Bess, MBA
Marion County Public Schools may record online classroom sessions utilizing third-party platforms (Zoom, Google Classroom, etc.). These recordings will only be used for educational purposes and may be shared on other learning platforms. If you do not want your child’s image or identifying information recorded, utilize your device/platform controls to stop the camera feed from your device.