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Course name: English 2

Course number:

Teacher: Drew

Objective:

The objective of this course is to provide the student with reading strategies to engage in daily, meaningful reading tasks.

Description:

Students will be provided with the opportunity to learn and practice skills in areas including, but not limited to: speaking and listening, comprehension, and composition. Activities will include novel studies, research projects, and an assortment of written assignments in various styles.

Materials:

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Ducksters Education Site

The Giver by Lois Lowry

The Hatchet by Gary Paulsen

The Pursuit of Happiness by Chris Gardner

The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind by Bryan Mealer and William Kamkwamba

Additional Supplemental materials provided by the teacher

Classroom expectations:

The teacher will provide accommodations and modification to allow all students to participate in class to their fullest ability.

Students are expected to:

1)      Respect Peers, Staff, and Yourself

2)      Respect Class Time

3)      Respect School Property

4)      Be Where You Are Supposed to Be

Assessment:

Based on individual student needs the student may be assessed using any combination of:

         cumulative projects

         work portfolio

         written assessment

         verbal assessment

         teacher and staff daily observation

Grading:

         20% completed in-class assignments (ie. Given appropriate accommodations, was the student able to independently complete the classwork for the day)

         40% completed end of topic assessments (ie. Given appropriate accommodations and modifications the student is able to demonstrate a working knowledge of the topic based on the sunshine state standards)

         20% daily demonstration of appropriate behavior during class (ie. Given appropriate accommodations the student will demonstrate behavior that is conducive for their own learning and the learning of their peers)

         20% participation (given appropriate accommodations and modifications the student will engage in classroom activities)

Reading Schedule:

Quarter

Books

1st

The Giver by Lois Lowry

2nd

The Hatchet by Gary Paulsen

3rd

The Pursuit of Happiness by Chris Gardner

4th

The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind by Bryan Mealer and William Kamkwamba

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