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Read 180 Syllabus

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Read 180 Syllabus

 

Contact Information:

Sasha Althouse

salthouse@pennsvalley.org

814.422.2000 ext. 3151

 

Course Goals and Content:

The goals and standards of all Language Arts courses revolve around reading informational texts, reading literature, writing, speaking and listening. These goals derive from the Pennsylvania Common Core Standard and will drive instruction throughout the school year. The following skills in each area will be targeted:

 

Reading Informational Texts:

  • Key Ideas and Details
  • Craft and Structure
  • Integration of Knowledge
  • Vocabulary Acquisition

 

Reading Literature:

  • Key Ideas and Details
  • Craft and Structure
  • Integration of Knowledge
  • Vocabulary Acquisition

 

Writing:

  • Informative/ Explanatory
  • Opinion/ Argumentative
  • Narrative
  • Response to Literature

 

Speaking and Listening:

  • Comprehension and Collaboration
  • Presentation and Knowledge of Ideas

 

Expectations for Students:

Required Materials:

In order to be prepared to learn and participate each day, you will need the following materials:

  • Your charged laptop
  • A writing utensil




Behavior Expectations:

All school rules that can be found in your Student Handbook (on the school website) are applicable at all times. Additionally, in Read 180 you are required to participate in the independent reading and software portions of this program. Remember choices have consequences, and those consequences can be either positive or negative.

 

Absenteeism:

When you miss class it is your responsibility to complete the work that you missed. You should utilize time before school and RAM time.

 

Grading Procedures:

Grading in this course will be based on a point-based system. Assignments will be divided into two categories: formative and summative.

 

Formative assessments are those that need to be completed to demonstrate progress and/ or the need for additional practice or instruction. Failure to complete formative assessments will be reflected in a student’s overall grade (zero points for that assessment if not submitted by the end of the current unit of study).

 

Summative assessments are those that need to be completed to demonstrate mastery of the subject, content or skill.

 

Academic Honesty:

Your grade is a reflection of your skills, knowledge, and understanding of the course content. Therefore, any work that is not your own will not be accepted or assessed. Cheating or plagiarism of any kind will result in a zero for the assignment and will also require you to re-do the assignment. This includes homework, daily in- class assignments, writing assignments, projects, quizzes, tests, etc.   

 

Communication:

Communication is the key to success in many avenues of life. Throughout the school year, we urge you to contact us at any time you need assistance.   


 

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