11th/12th Grade Reading Syllabus
North Marion High School
Course Syllabus for 2020 to spring 2021
Instructor: Mrs. Williams
Building 1 Room 79
COURSE DESCRIPTION: 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. Texts used for instruction focus on a wide range of topics, including content-area information, in order to support students in meeting the knowledge demands of increasingly complex text. They will write in response to reading and cite evidence when answering text dependent questions orally and in writing. The course provides extensive opportunities for students to collaborate with their peers.
A 90-100 4.0 Outstanding
B 80-89 3.0 Above Average
C 70-79 2.0 Average
D 60-69 1.0 Lowest Acceptable
F 00-59 0.0 Failure
I __ 0.0 Incomplete
NG __ 0.0 No Grade Assigned
Category Weight Percentage
Class/Daily Assignments, Quizzes 60%
Tests, Projects, Presentations 30%
End of Course Exams and Semester Exams
Tests and quizzes will assess students’ knowledge of the content through a
series of multiple choice, fill-in-the-blank, and short answer responses.
Tests may be at the end of each unit, and quizzes may not be announced to keep
students accountable. *I have the right to administer a test or quiz as I feel
necessary throughout the entirety of the semester.
Class Assignments /Daily assignments/ quizzes (40%)
Class assignments will continually assess student’s knowledge and
comprehension throughout the semester. Classwork will include: reading,
writing, responding and research, etc.
Students must participate throughout the entire semester in order to receive
full credit. This includes: participating in class discussion, working in groups,
and working on class assignments when instructed.
Each student’s academic grade will be determined by the average of total points
earned at the end of each grading period.
The student’s citizenship and work habits grade reflects cooperation, honesty,
respect, class participation, completion of work and preparation for class, The grade
will be determined by a combination of the student’s actions and behavior in class
towards other students, the teacher, and by his/her abilities to follow classroom
rules in addition to turning in assignments on time, percentage of participation
points, and having materials for class.
E = Student has exemplary behavior, has maximum participation
points, and/or always has materials for class.
S = Satisfactory = Student has occasionally broken classroom rules, has more than
average participation points, and/or usually brings materials to class.
N = Needs Improvement = Student has broken classroom and school rules, has a
minimal participation points, and/or rarely brings materials to class.
U = Unsatisfactory = Student frequently breaks classroom and school rules, has no
participation, and/or never brings materials to class.
- Be respectful!Be on time!
- No talking while others are talking or when you are not supposed to talk
- No cellphones, ear buds, headphones(unless otherwiseStated by the teacher)
- Raise your hand
- Stay in your seatand practice social distancing
- Stay on topic; do not ask questions off topic
- Use the restroom BEFORE class starts
- Bring all materials and be ready to work WHEN THE BELL RINGS
- Do Not talk out of turn
- Arguing with me or another student is a sign of disrespect; remember, be
Class Materials: 3 ring notebook, 1 composition notebook, paper, pencils or pens, and 1 box of tiissue
Cellphone Policy: The majority of the semester, cellphones, tablets, iPads, laptops, etc. will not be needed during this course.
Frequent abuse of cell phone privileges- parent or guardian will be notified and on the next episode other disciplinary actions will follow.
Late Work: 20% off after two days late
*When you are present in class and are assigned homework/classwork/etc., and
you are absent the day it was due, it is due THE DAY YOU COME BACK.
*When you are not present in class and are assigned homework/classwork/etc., you
have TWO DAYS per DAY YOU WERE ABSENT to complete the assignment