2017-2018 Reading Syllabus

Dominican International School Kaohsiung
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Course Syllabus

Subject: Reading/Phonics          Grade: 3 SY: 2017 - 2018
Teacher: Elia Yaremchuk Email: eyaremchuk@diskg.net

Course Description:
The third grade reading course has two main goals: to develop among students the love of reading and to develop the students into confident and strong readers. In third grade, students will be introduced to different genre of stories and will be exploring its elements. Classroom interaction is emphasized wherein students will be either by sharing opinion about the characters or just simply by sharing their favorite part of the story. Critical reading skills are essential for a lot of reasons, with daily engaging activities, systematic and explicit instruction, fluent reading modeled in Teacher Read Aloud, Think Aloud and other teaching strategies will lay the foundation for these goals.

Course Requirements:
  • The course will be conducted through lectures, discussions, practice material, projects, and student presentations. Students are strongly encouraged to raise questions and make comments in class. Participation is the key to success.
  • Students are required to complete each assignment by the date that it is assigned. Staying on track with assignments will facilitate understanding of the class material.
  • Assignment books are available to each student. If there is difficulty in completing the assignments, the teacher must be notified before class the next day.
  • Students are encouraged to communicate concerns to teachers and ask for help as needed throughout the school year.
  • Students are expected to organize their own class materials and to keep their work neat and tidy. Parents are encouraged help students by labeling personal items with identification stickers with student’s name in English.
  • Students will observe all school policies as outlined in the DISK Handbook. This includes arriving to school on time, abiding by the dress code and speaking only English on the school grounds.
  • Students will observe all school policies on Academic Honesty, as outlined in the DISK Handbook. All cases of academic misconduct (such as cheating on tests or plagiarism) will automatically result in a "Fail" grade for the assignment, in addition to any sanctions that may be imposed by the School Discipline office.

Textbooks:
Journeys textbook, various reading materials


Classroom Rules and Expectations:
  • Have materials ready for class
  • Be attentive
  • Participate in class discussions
  • Work as a valuable team member
  • Complete tasks as directed using your creativity
  • Be proud of your answers or work
  • Have fun


Class Materials Required:
  • Pencils, eraser
  • Notebook
  • books


Assessment:
30% - Quarterly Exam
25% - Unit Tests
20% - Homework/Portfolio
15% - Daily Participation

10% - Deportment and Behavior

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