Patricia  Peterson
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LS English Syllabus  

Learning Support English Syllabus

Mrs. Patricia Peterson

patricia.peterson@donegalsd.org

717-653-1871 ext. 52144

 

Class Description:

Learning Support English is a course designed to build student’s understanding of basic reading, writing, and speaking skills.

Completing the sequence of this course will prepare students for general English.

Students work within a small group setting in order to achieve proficiency with increase reading fluency, reading

comprehension, vocabulary development, written and verbal expression.

Students will work towards proficiency on IEP goals. Curriculum is designed to meet the needs of the students enrolled

 in the course. Students Individual Education Plans will drive the program. We will be using a variety of  research based

 programs,  including Jamestown Corrective Reading, 6 Minute Solutions, and SIM writing Strategies.

 

General Expectations:

  • Be prepared for class. have a  pen, pencil, paper, your notebook ,and homework completed and ready to begin class.
  • Have a positive attitude, participate to the best of your ability
  • Take responsibility. If you are absent, see me to get your missed work. It is your responsibility to see me
  • Schedule time during homeroom or Tribe Time to get makeup work.
  • Don’t make excuses if you don’t do your work. Be honest.

Grading:

Grades will be calculated according to district percentages:

100-90 A

89-80 B

79-70 C

69-63 D

< 63 F

 

Grades may include, but are not limited to:

  • Chapter tests, quizzes
  • Summative homework assignments
  • Class work
  • Class and individual projects
  • Cumulative exams/ Finals

 

 

Materials needed for class:

 

  • Three-ring binder with notebook paper (students are responsible for taking notes, keeping hand-outs,

study guides, class work, etc. )

 

 

 

Homework Procedures/ Expectations:

 

Homework will be given on a regular basis and is expected to be complete. Homework is posted on the board daily.

If you miss class for any reason, it is your responsibility to obtain missed assignments and complete any missed work.

  • Writing is a process, evidence of brainstorming, rough draft, editing, revisions will be collected and graded along

with final drafts for all formal writing assignments. Written assignments may be typed.

  • Tribe Time will be assigned for any incomplete or missed homework. You must complete all problems for

the homework to be considered complete.

  • Completion of homework will contribute towards your work ethic grade.

 

 

Re-test Policy:

 

Any student failing an exam will be given the opportunity to retake the exam for a better grade. Before you may retake

the exam, you must schedule a review session and/or complete a required assignment. You must demonstrate

understanding of concepts during the review session in order to retake the exam. Retake must be completed

within one week of original exam ( 5 school days ).

 

 

Discipline/ Behavior:

Student will be asked to report to an advisory during the A.M. session or Tribe Time for the following reasons:

  • Failure to follow directions during class period
  • Failure to demonstrate effort on class assignments
  • Failure to complete work as assigned during class period
  • Failure to complete or finish assigned homework
  • Need for extra review or practice of concepts
  • Parent contact

 

Continued infractions will result in parent contact and a disciplinary referral 


LS Literature Syllabus   

Learning Support Literature Syllabus

Mrs. Patricia Peterson

patricia.peterson@donegalsd.org

717-653-1871 ext. 52144

 

Class Description:

Learning Support English is a course designed to build student’s understanding of basic reading skills.

Completing the sequence of this course will help  prepare students for functional, academic, and pleasure reading.

Students work within a small group setting in order to achieve proficiency with increase reading fluency, reading

comprehension,  and vocabulary development.  

Students will work towards proficiency on IEP goals. Curriculum is designed to meet the needs of the students enrolled

 in the course. Students Individual Education Plans will drive the program. We will be using a variety of  research based

 programs,  including  Mega Words,  Rewards, Jamestown Corrective Reading, 6 Minute Solutions.

 

General Expectations:

  • Be prepared for class. have a  pen, pencil, paper, your notebook ,and homework completed and ready to begin class.
  • Have a positive attitude, participate to the best of your ability
  • Take responsibility. If you are absent, see me to get your missed work. It is your responsibility to see me
  • Schedule time during homeroom or Tribe Time to get makeup work.
  • Don’t make excuses if you don’t do your work. Be honest.

Grading:

Grades will be calculated according to district percentages:

100-90 A

89-80 B

79-70 C

69-63 D

< 63 F

 

Grades may include, but are not limited to:

  • Chapter tests, quizzes
  • Summative homework assignments
  • Class work
  • Class and individual projects
  • Cumulative exams/ Finals

 

 

Materials needed for class:

 

  • Three-ring binder with notebook paper (students are responsible for taking notes, keeping hand-outs,

study guides, class work, etc. )

 

 

 

Homework Procedures/ Expectations:

 

Homework will be given on a regular basis and is expected to be complete. Homework is posted on the board daily.

If you miss class for any reason, it is your responsibility to obtain missed assignments and complete any missed work.

  • Writing is a process, evidence of brainstorming, rough draft, editing, revisions will be collected and graded along

with final drafts for all formal writing assignments. Written assignments may be typed.

  • Tribe Time will be assigned for any incomplete or missed homework.
  • Completion of homework will contribute towards your work ethic grade.

 

 

Re-test Policy:

 

Any student failing an exam will be given the opportunity to retake the exam for a better grade. Before you may retake

the exam, you must schedule a review session and/or complete a required assignment. You must demonstrate

understanding of concepts during the review session in order to retake the exam. Retake must be completed

within one week of original exam ( 5 school days ).

 

 

Discipline/ Behavior:

Student will be asked to report to an advisory during the A.M. session or Tribe Time for the following reasons:

  • Failure to follow directions during class period
  • Failure to demonstrate effort on class assignments
  • Failure to complete work as assigned during class period
  • Failure to complete or finish assigned homework
  • Need for extra review or practice of concepts
  • Parent contact

 

Continued infractions will result in parent contact and a disciplinary referral