IEP 042.01 READING & VOCABULARY 4 – Summer 2016 Instructor: Yvette Leland Email:Yvette.firstname.lastname@example.org Classroom: IB1308 Office hours: By appointment BOOKS: Please buy these books TODAY at our bookstore on campus. You have homework tonight, and you have a test next week. Don't order them from the internet, because you WON'T have them in time. Interactions 2, Reading 6th Edition by Pamela Hartmann and Elaine Kirn OR BOOK A B Summer/Winter World Folktales Publisher: Penguin REQUIRED MATERIALS: Please bring these things to class every day: 8 ½ X 11 3-hole, loose-leaf paper Pen or pencil and eraser At least one highlighter and differently-colored pen Your textbooks( You will need these (asap)=as soon as possible) STUDENT’S RESPONSIBILTIES: 1. Come to class on time every day 4. 3 lates =1 absence 2. Contribute to class and small group 5. Study for tests discussion 3. Complete homework on time 6. Have a good attitude! CLASS GOALS: 1. Learn the following reading techniques: pre-reading, skimming, scanning, and guessing word meaning from context. 2. Use “critical thinking” skills to analyze readings & make inferences. 3. Improve reading speed and comprehension. 4. Use level 4 vocabulary with 75% accuracy. 5. Read a variety of reading materials, such as fiction, non-fiction, and newspaper articles. 6. Write timed short answers in class based on readings. OVERVIEW: RV 4 ASSIGNMENTS: 1.) Tests: You will have unit tests, based on the readings and vocabulary from the book. These tests will include reading passages and vocabulary questions. **There are NO test makeups. 2.) Quizzes: You will have weekly quizzes on the assigned reading. These will be averaged with your test grades. 3.) Homework: a.) Vocabulary Logs: 2 per chapter. We will discuss due dates when we look at the course schedule. b.) Other Homework: The teacher will assign other homework from the book, as well. GRADES: Your grade for this class will be based on the following: Tests 30% Quizzes and Vocabulary logs 20% Classwork, homework attendance, Participation 20% Final Exam 30% NO CLASS: July 4 Monday Independence Day August 18 Closing Celebration IEP Rules: It is your responsibility to know and follow the rules in the IEP Handbook https://ip.northseattle.edu/intensive-english-program . IEP Attendance Policy: 3 absences: Warning notice 6 absences: You will fail the class, but you must continue attending to avoid being dismissed from NSC. 9 absences: Your I-20 is terminated and you are dismissed from NSC for 1 year. 3 Tardies (late to class or from break) = 1 absence Note: If you are 30 minutes or more late to class or leave class 30 minutes or more early, you will receive an absence for the day. Moving to the Next Level: Students must pass both grammar/writing and reading/vocabulary classes to move up a level in both classes. If they fail either class, they must repeat both classes in the next quarter. IEP Failure to Make Academic Progress Policy: According to U.S. F-1 visa rules students who fail to make satisfactory academic progress will be dismissed from the program and will need to transfer to a different school or leave the U.S. They will be considered out of status by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. “Failing to make satisfactory progress” means the following: You have failed one class two times. You did not attend a class regularly (see attendance policy). Cheating/Plagiarism: Cheating/plagiarism is when you copy or memorize ideas or text from a friend, relative, or classmate or from a book, magazine, newspaper, live/recorded lecture or the Internet and pretend it is your own work. It is also cheating if you use work you did for a previous class. It is easily discovered and will result with failure on the assignment and potentially failing the course. It can also result in failure and dismissal from the program. With all of your school work, both the choice of words and the grammatical structure must be your own. I am very happy to have you in my class and help you improve your English. Please come to me if you have any questions or need any extra help.