E-mail and phone: email@example.com; 425-564-2254
OFFICE HOURS: C230 9:30-10:30 M-F or by appointment
TEXTS: Beginning Reading Practices – Folse
The Black Cat and Other Stories – Penguin Readers
The Prince and the Pauper – Penguin Readers
Longman Dictionary of American English
MATERIALS: White, 8 ˝ x 11” college ruled paper
A “blue book” from the bookstore for your journal
This class will help you become a better reader and enjoy reading more by building your basic skills. You will improve your vocabulary, speed, understanding, spelling and dictionary skills through daily practice and discussion.
GRADE CRITERIA APPROXIMATE POINT VALUE
Homework 10-25 points each
Quizzes 10-25 points each
Exams 50 points each
Attendance/Participation 3 points daily
In order to move to the next level, students will need to have a 75% or better average.
Failure to attend the last day of class will lower your final grade. It is the policy of the program not to give final exams early.
A = 93-100
B = 84-92
C = 75-83
D = 0-74 (repeat level; good effort)
F = 0-74 (repeat level; unsatisfactory effort)
Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
CLASS INFORMATION AND EXPECTATIONS
1. Come to class everyday and be on time. When you are late three times, it will count as one absence.
2. Students with 12 or more absences will receive an “F” and may be terminated from the program. Students with 10 or 11 absences will receive a “D” and will have to repeat the level.
3. Talk with the teacher after you are absent. Get the phone number of several classmates, so you can check on homework assignments when absent.
4. Do not turn in late work.
5. Speak English in class.
6. Do not eat or use your cell phone during class.
7. Make sure your papers are neat and easy to read.
Challenge Test Friday, October 1
No Classes October 18, November 5, 11, 25, 26
Final Exam December 10
EOQ Party December 10