Welcome To Ms. Scoville's Reading Class

  • Course Description:

    The reading program, Escalate English, is designed to work seamlessly with core ELA programs. Students will encounter the same unit topics, essential questions, and vocabulary during their core class and Escalate English.

     Course Objectives:

    The Escalate English program’s objective is designed and written to accelerate the development of students’ proficiencies across the language processes—listening, speaking, reading, writing, and viewing—that are necessary for academic success.  Students are assessed using the FSA reading test, the I-Ready program, exams, and other appropriate assessments.  The program I use is research based and has been very successful in helping students achieve success in reading. 


    Homework 10 %                                                   

    Tests, Projects 40%                                                           

    Classwork/ Quizzes 50% 

    MCPS Grading Scale

    A= 90 - 100

    B= 80 - 89                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 

    C= 70 – 79                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 

    D= 60 – 69                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     

    F= 59 and below


    S = Satisfactory

    N= Needs Improvement

    U= Unsatisfactory



         Students will be required to read a book, of their choice, at least 20 minutes each night. The homework grade is based on reading logs that are complete and are collected every Monday. Points will be deducted for incomplete reading logs. It is suggested that students read Accelerated Reader books. Students can earn various incentives on campus for reaching 25 AR points each quarter. They will not receive a grade for AR points.

     Make-up and Late Assignment Policy:

    • Absent or suspended students are required to make up any missed work and tests within the time frame noted in the student handbook
    • Late work due to a non-absence will be accepted with a 10% penalty for each day late for up to 3 days

     Class Rules: 

    • Raise your hand for permission to speak or leave your seat
    • Bring all material to class
    • Be in your seat when the bell rings.
    • Listen and follow directions
    • Respect the teacher, your classmates, and school


    Students are expected to arrive on time to class and be ready to participate. Unsatisfactory behavior, tardies, and other infractions will follow this guideline:

    First offense: warning                                       

    Second offense: phone call home/ time-out  

    Third offense: lunch detention assigned    

    Fourth offense: referral to dean


    Academic Honor Code: Academic dishonesty is not an acceptable P.R.O.W.L. behavior. Consequences of violations of the Academic Honor Code are as follows:

     1st Offense: At a minimum student will receive a “0” for the assignment; parents will be notified of the incident, student will receive an office discipline referral and a copy will be placed in their student file.

     2nd Offense: At a minimum the student will receive a “0” for the assignment, student will receive an office discipline referral, and the student will face dismissal from any academic program(s) in which they participate.