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Instructor:  Amber Elkins
Room:  C112

Contact Time:  9:40-10:30 am, M-F
School Phone:  918-478-2465

Email:  a_elkins@ftgibson.k12.ok.us                
Website: www.ftgibson.k12.ok.us


Course Description: 

Students will be required to read self-chosen, appropriate leveled A.R. books to meet point goal, average percent correct (70%) goal, non-fiction test (1) goal, and average reading level goal each trimester.

Fort Gibson Schools has been a state leader in transitioning to a more relevant and rigorous form of instruction.  In this course the following will be expected:

  • Reading: Students will use active reading strategies to read various texts. 
  • Speaking: Students will express his/her original thought verbally in a clear and concise manner.
  • Reasoning: Students will analyze charts, graphs, or diagrams and make inferences about the data.
  • Writing: Students will express their original thoughts in writing through quick writes and/or formal writing.

Students will be taught using the following category of techniques

  • Quadrant A-Students will know key ideas and details from a text.
  • Quadrant B-Students will apply knowledge from multiple sources to explain, write, or speak about a subject knowledgeably.
  • Quadrant C-Students will compare and contrast events, ideas, concepts, or information from multiple texts.
  • Quadrant D-Students will debate different points of view on topics from multiple texts.

Class Expectations:

To be a successful school takes the cooperation of all involved.  A handbook will be provided to each student that explains the most pertinent information and rules that each student should know.  A more detailed policy book is available for view in our library.  Specific expectations for our classroom include:

  • Bring pencil, books, and all needed materials to class every day.
  • Be in your seat when the tardy bell rings.
  • Keep hands, feet, books, and objects to yourself.
  • No profanity, rude gestures, cruel teasing or put-downs.
  • Follow directions.

Required Materials:        

  • Pencil
  • A.R. Goal Log
  • 1-2 appropriate leveled books 
  • Tablet/Laptop

 

Homework:

Students will read approximately 30 to 40 minutes daily at school.  Therefore, meeting their A.R. goal will require students to read 5 days each week, 20 to 30 minutes nightly.  Students’ goal progress will be monitored throughout the quarter.  If a student is not on track to meeting their goal, he/she may be required to miss recess to give additional time to read and attempt to get back on track. 

Make-up Work:

  • No A.R. test can be credited to a student’s grade once that trimester has ended.
  • Even if a student is absent, they are required to read in order to reach goals. 


Progress Reports will be sent out the sixth week of each trimester.

Parent Teacher Conferences are scheduled for:

       September 26 and September 28 from 4-7pm

  • February 13 and February 15 from 4-7pm


UPDATED AUGUST 2017