HWJH Course Outline/ Class Syllabus
8th Grade Reading
- Name of course: 8th Grade Reading Lab
- Name of Textbooks: PaceMaker ,Reading Mastery, AGS Reading Skills for Life, Workbooks for all the textbooks
- Name of Curricular Software: Approved Internet sites and search engines, READ 180
- Description of Course: Students will increase their knowledge in reading and comprehension skills and meet their reading objectives as stated in their IEP and outlined in the OAAP CARG-A standards
- Course Objectives: Students will increase their reading vocabulary to the best of their ability. Students will improve comprehension skills, inferencing abilities, and knowledge of literature according to Oklahoma CARG-A standards.
- Instructional Methods: Students will learn through a variety of approaches such as skill and practice, hands on assignments and experiments.
- Class discussion
- Smart Board Activities
- Guided Practice
- Independent work
- Computer lab activities
- Student Learning Activities:
- Textbook Assignments
- Worksheets, Workbook Assignments
- Comprehension Building Activities
- Class Discussion
- Group Work
- Read Aloud
- Collage Type Activities
- Technology Based Activities (EX. Smart Board)
Students are expected to use their manners with not only the teacher but other students. Students are expected to use kind words and not criticize or make fun of others for their abilities or disabilities.
How to Check Your Grades
Progress reports will be sent home every three weeks in paper form. Parents and students are also strongly encouraged to check the Parent Portal on a weekly basis to view the most current grades for EVERY class. You can set up your Parent Portal account through the counselor’s office.
Grades will be taken for full credit until the end of the unit and unit test is taken.
After the unit is completed any assignments, quizzes, or tests will be given 50%.
A- 100-90 B- 89-80 C- 79-70 D- 69-60 F – 59-0
Daily Assignments 50%
Semester Test 20%
In order to receive credit for a course, a student cannot be absent more than (10) days during a given semester. Parents need to call the Attendance Secretary to confirm all absences. All absences, even confirmed absences, count toward the ten allowable absences unless the absence falls under one of the following categories:
1. School sponsored activities
2. Medical treatment with doctor's note
3. Serving as a legislative page
4. A court subpoena
5. Religious holidays or activities
All doctor's notes and other documentation of absences need to be delivered to the Attendance Secretary within (5) days of the student's return to school. Please refer to the complete attendance policy in the Student/Parent Handbook that your child received at the beginning of school
1st Offense- verbal warning
2nd Offense – teacher/student conference
3rd Offense- lunch detention
4th Offense- before/after school detention with parent contact
5th Offense- administrative referral
The student may be directly sent to an administrator depending on the severity of the offense.
1.Turn work in on time.
2.Be in your seat when bell rings.
3.Everyone in class must participate.
4.Keep desk area clean.
5.Must use pencil, black, or blue ink.
6.Be respectful of classmates and faculty.
7.No talking during class without permission.
8.No food or drinks in the classroom. (NO GUM)
9.Follow all rules in the handbook.
Cell Phone Policy
Cell phones must be placed on silent and put away upon entering the classroom.
Cell phones may only be used under the direct instruction of Mrs. Owens or Mrs. Miles and only for educational purposes.
Absolutely no cell phone use while a substitute is present.
School electrical outlets will not be used as charging stations for students.
Cell phone cameras and audio recorders may not be used in the classroom.
The teacher assumes no liability for lost or stolen cell phones.
Bring your phone at your own risk.
Using your cell phone without permission from the teacher or abusing the rules of use will result in your phone being taken away and other consequences as listed in the HWJH handbook.