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2015- 2016  Welcome to another fabulous year at VCMS! 

Please check your child's Summer AR grade. Several students have found discrepancies and we have fixed the problem. 

Course Description:

The objective of this class is to utilize curriculum which supports the needs of the struggling and/or hesitant reader.

 Students in my double block (8th graders in 3rd & 4th periods) will be using the “Language!” curriculum. Daily lessons will include phonics, spelling, vocabulary, comprehension, speaking, & writing. This class will utilize peer interaction & teaching, independent activities, centers, and in-class projects. We will focus on writing skills several days a week. 

 My 1st and 5th – 7th period classes will be using the “Journeys” curriculum.  Daily lessons will include word study, fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension. Each lesson is integrated into content-area texts (science and social studies). We will focus on writing skills several days a week. 

 AR goals: follow the guide on page 20 in your student agenda handbook.

My students are required to earn 8 points per 9 weeks. Points may be raised or lowered depending on student achievement.  Intensive Reading students have more flexibility in their book choices. For example, books that are read to them are allowed. (Only one per 9 weeks)

AR will constitute 20% of the student’s grade in my class.

Supplies for Intensive Reading:  3-ring, 1" white binder, paper inside, 5 tabbed dividers

Feel free to contact me at any time.

Respectfully,

Mrs. Claire M. Brooks, MEd.

claire.brooks@tvcs.org

 

Contact: Claire.Brooks@tvcs.org

PDF documents
AR Reading tracker - Use this worksheet to organize your reading goals
Lexile Conversion Chart - convert lexile to student's reading grade level
PMP information (power point presentation) -
PMP information between parent/school/student - documentation for Intensive Reading students
Syllabus '15 - '16 for Intensive Reading - students and parents sign and return by 8/7

 September 2015
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AA New Assignment
Intensive Reading - Weekly Assignment

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Intensive Reading - AR Reading Day

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Intensive Reading - Weekly Assignment
Intensive Reading - 50% of AR goal target date

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Intensive Reading - Unit Test Periods 1, 5, 6, 7

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Intensive Reading - Unit Test- Periods 3 & 4
Intensive Reading - AR Reading Day

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Intensive Reading - Test- Periods 3 & 4

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Intensive Reading - 75% of AR goal target date

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Intensive Reading - AR Reading Day




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