2022 - 2023
COURSE TITLE: Reading Intervention
PROJECT MANAGER: Michelle Montoya, Ed.S.
PHONE: 505.891.0757 x615
EMAIL: [email protected]
COURSE DESCRIPTION: (Link to course descriptions)
This course is aligned with the New Mexico Public Education Standards.
CRITERIA FOR EVALUATION
Quarter Grades are Based on Total Points.
Semester Grades - Scholar’s semester grades will be calculated as follows:
Quarter 1 – 40% Quarter 2 – 40% Semester Final – 20%
Quarter 3 – 40% Quarter 4 – 40% Semester Final – 20%
The grading scale will follow the ASK Academy standards:
A+ = 96 - 100%
A = 90 - 95%
B = 80 - 89%
C = 70 - 79%
N/C (No credit) = Below 70%
Listening to books while following the text is the best
(not to mention, most enjoyable)
way to improve decoding, fluency & comprehension
(all at the same time)!
The best way to help secondary scholars improve their reading is not only to find printed materials that interest them & are toward the higher end of their Lexile range but to also obtain the audio copy of the text so that s/he can follow the print as s/he is listening to it. This alleviates the stress of decoding and frees up brain resources to focus on the content and better hold onto the meaning of what s/he is reading (comprehension). At the same time, audiobooks read at a model rate and with the necessary expression (fluency) to reinforce comprehension and make reading enjoyable. Parent(s) may be interested in this article here.
5 CLASS EXPECTATIONS
Computers: without being asked/reminded, ALWAYS keep your computer at an angle the manager can see. Disregarding this rule is disrespectful. Only 1 warning will be given before a write-up is issued. ***IF A SCHOLAR IS FOUND TO HAVE TABS OPEN THAT ARE UNRELATED TO CLASS (i.e.: youtube, discord, video games, etc.) ONLY 1 WARNING WILL BE GIVEN BEFORE A WRITE-UP IS ISSUED.
Headphones: ALWAYS bring a pair of headphones to class & USE THEM when doing i-Ready; even if scholars believe they don’t “need” them, using audio improves focus, fluency & comprehension.
Cell Phones: the use of cell phones requires permission – ASK before taking them out. Accessing phones without permission will result in a loss of their availability for the remainder of the class period. Phones should be zipped in backpacks, NOT in pockets. Again, only 1 warning will be given before a write-up is issued.
Library Card: Obtain a library card in the scholar’s name.
Captions: ALWAYS have the captions on when watching movies or television at home.
Typically, passes to go to the bathroom/nurse are not limited; however, if multiple scholars start asking to leave class every day, passes may be limited to 3 per quarter.
Whenever scholars are caught working extra hard they are given a signature & the collection of ten signatures earns scholars a $10 gift card to local eateries & stores.
PROJECT EXPECTATIONS: I-READY
For a weekly grade of 18/18 points, scholars will be asked to work in the program 80 minutes & pass (70% or higher) 2 lessons each week. Bonus points are awarded for extra time and/or extra lessons passed. So if a scholar is struggling to pass lessons one week, s/he can put in some extra time to make up the points s/he missed for not passing lessons but if s/he is focused and passes 3 lessons right away, s/he would only have to work in the program for 40 minutes to earn 100% for the week.
- Username: scholar's first & last name, no caps, no spaces: michellemontoya
- Password: askacademy
Initially, grade level estimates from i-Ready may seem low but, if scholars EMBRACE the PAIRED reading approach (following the printed text while listening to the audio) & the individualized instruction from i-Ready over the school year, most scholars will improve 2-grade levels. Grade level estimates are not carved in stone; they are just a snapshot & do not represent the whole child.
- 20 minutes: i-Ready
- 20 minutes: Daily Lesson
- 20 minutes: PAIRED Reading
- 20 minutes: Reading Plus
For a weekly grade of 20/20 points, scholars will be asked to work in the program for 100 minutes & pass (80% or higher) 2 lessons each week. Bonus points are awarded for extra time and/or extra lessons passed.
- Reading Plus
- Site Code: RPASKAC1
- Username: firstinitiallastname: mmontoya
- Password: ASK!
LATE WORK POLICY
If classwork is not completed in class, it can be turned in before the quarter is over for full credit; other classes will have stricter policies because they are much larger. While scholars cannot “make up” work on i-Ready or Reading Plus, they can always earn bonus points by doing more than what is required on a weekly basis - in this way, they can “make up” missed points on i-Ready & Reading Plus.
When scholars miss school scholars should email their managers something along the following lines (feel free to copy and paste):
Dear Managers, I am afraid I had to miss school today. I will check my Google Classroom pages to see what I may have missed but please send me any additional details you think I might need to know. Thank you so very much, I hope to be back soon. Have a good day, Scholar Name
SCHOLAR SIGNATURE & DATE:
PARENT / GUARDIAN SIGNATURE(S) & DATE:
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