ELL Read 180

ELL Read 180                                                                                     Ms. Renee’ Lisowski 

Washington High School                                                                  623-915-8400, ext. 3603

2013-2014                                                                                            [email protected] 

Course Goals:

We are together in this class for two hours a day, and we are going to increase our English vocabulary and improve our reading skills!  You might be surprised at how fun and rewarding it will be. During our time you will be rotating through three different centers (sometimes called zones) daily- a center where you will work with the teacher and a small group of your friends, a computer center, and an independent reading center.

 This year we will study non-fiction articles, short stories, and novels.  By the end of the year, you are going to feel so good about your English reading skills!   You will be proud of how much you have learned and how much you have read!!

 Classroom Rules   
                                                                                                                 
Grading System 

P
lease respect yourself, others, and property                                  90-100% = A
Enter the classroom prepared to learn                                              80-89%   = B  
A
ll school rules and district policies will be followed                     70-79%   = C
 Choose and use words that are appropriate                                    60-69%   = D
Exit the classroom when excused by the teacher                            Below 59% = F
 
Consequences                                                             
                                                                               
First Offense: Verbal Warning/Student & Teacher Conference                  
 Second Offense: Classroom disciplinary action/Detention
 Third Offense: Parent & Teacher call/Conference
 Fourth Offense: Administrative/Office Referral

  Ongoing Expectations

 
v  School computers are for school business only.
v  Students will maintain a classroom binder. 
v 
Students will work responsibly independently and within groups.
 
Late Work Policy 
 
     
Late work will be accepted for up to three days, discounted 10% per day.  Absent students will have two days per absence to turn in work for full credit.
 
 Please feel free to contact me regarding any questions or concerns you may have at  623-915-8400, ext. 3603, or [email protected] . 
 I am looking forward to the upcoming school year!