Vanguard Reading 6 SyllabusTeacher: Melanie PorterieCourse: Reading VG 6Room: 218Email: email@example.com
Course DescriptionWelcome to Reading Vanguard Grade 6! The purpose of this course is to further develop your reading, writing, speaking, listening, viewing, and critical thinking skills necessary for your academic success. During this school year, we will focus on the following skills below and also explore a plethora of reading genres to enhance our learning.
- Selected short stories and poems from my perspectives ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS; Pearson Education, Inc.
Novels (The Boys' War; The Giver; Lightning Thief Series & The Heroes of Olympus Series; and The Wizard of Oz)
Selected Literacy Circle Novels and Short Stories (Titles will be assigned throughout the year)
Close Reading Focus
Imagery Details Diction Symbols
Allusion Irony Allusion Point of View
Analogy Construction Rhyme Rhythm Figurative Language
Foreshadowing Flashback Tone Mood
Metaphors Setting Types of ConflictGrammar Skills
Forming topic sentences Using facts, quotations, and evidence in writing
Practicing analysis Analyzing literature Timed writings
On- going Assignments or Projects
Independent reading Journal Writing Group Projects Thinking Routines
Annotation and highlighting skills Timed writings Benchmark tests AR ProjectsRequired MaterialsStudents must bring to class DAILY
Grading Policy/ProceduresYour graded will be based on a combination of the following areas:
- binders with pencil bag containing all necessary supplies for class
- composition book as needed
Late Work/Make-Up Work/AbsencesIt is imperative that your work is submitted in a timely manner
- Learning (class learning, home learning, quizzes)
- Assessments ( tests, projects)
Quizzes (vocabulary) are administered weekly. There are NO MAKE-UPS for quizzes. Test grades below 70% can be made up. Please make sure you take advantage of make-up tests whenever a test grade falls below 70%.Special Projects will be administered throughout the year. Due dates will be assigned. Special projects will need to be turned in with a parent signature.
- one day late = deduction of 10% off grade
- two days late = deduction of 15% off grade
- three to five days late = deduction of 20% off grade
- Please avoid point deductions by turning in your work on time to receive full credit.
- Late projects = deduction of points
- days 1-4 late = 80% (20% Deduction)
- after day 5 = project will not recieve a grade higher than 50%
- Student conferences will be held on Mondays during class to address any issues or concerns about grades or assignments
- Wednesdays during lunch will be reserved for tutorials for students by invitation only
- Please bring your lunch, your work, and also be seated in class by the ringing of the tardy bell to ensure a sufficient amount of time is utilized during tutorials.