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CaledoniaCommunitySchools

SyllabusOutline foranOnlineUnit ofInstruction


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Ms.Liszewskis6thgradeLanguageArtsClassThirdTrimester
CaledoniaCommunitySchools,Caledonia,MI

Information WelcometoMs.Liszewskis6thgradelanguageartsonlineclass!This classistaughtentirelyonline.ThiscoursewillcovertheTHIRDtrimesteroflanguageartsfor6thgrade. EachstudentwillreceiveacopyofTheCaybyTheodoreTaylorfromCaledoniaCommunitySchools (seepicture).This bookwillbereallyimportantforourclass,sokeepithandy! Anytimethatthestudentorlearningcoach(parentorguardian)haveaquestion,Icanbereached betweenthehoursof8amand6pmMondaythroughFridayusingtheinformationunderteacher communication.

ExpectedStudent Audience TeacherCommunication

StudentstakingthiscourseliveintheCaledoniaCommunitySchoolsschooldistrict,locatedinwestMichigan,USA.Students havecompletedthefirsttwotrimestersof6thgradelanguageartsasassessedbyourMichiganstateassessmentsand/orour localdistrictassessments. Youcanemailmeanydayortimeatliszewskij@calschools.org.Iwillrespondwithin1dayMondaythroughFriday,except schoolholidays.Also,youcancallat6168911380ext.7602.IfIdontanswerrightaway,youcanexpectacallbackfrom mewithinaday.IrespondMUCHquickertoemailthantothephone,soifitstimesensitive,pleaseemail. Reading StudentswilllearnhowtodissectliteratureandinformationaltextasrequiredbytheCommonCoreStateStandards,which canbefoundathttp://www.corestandards.org/ELALiteracy/RL/6andhttp://www.corestandards.org/ELALiteracy/RI/6 Topicscoveredincludesetting,pointofview,dialectandcharacterrelationships,silentdiscussion,imagery,conflictandeffect onplot,figurativelanguage,contextclues,prediction,storydevices,andtoneandmood. Writing StudentswilllearnhowtowriteargumentativeandnarrativeessaysasrequiredbytheCommonCoreStateStandards,which
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CourseDescription

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canbefoundathttp://www.corestandards.org/ELALiteracy/W/6.Topicscoveredincludeanalyzingpointsofview,analyzing passages,writingoveragiventimeframe,writingforanargumentativeessay,andwritingforanarrativeessay. Speaking,Listening,andLanguage 6thgradestudentswilllearnhowtousetheconventionsofstandardEnglishgrammar,writing,andspeakingasrequiredbythe CommonCoreStateStandards,whichcanbefoundathttp://www.corestandards.org/ELALiteracy/L/6.Topicsinclude formsandfunctionsofpronouns,prepositions,andinterjections,aswellascapitalization,punctuation,andspellingwhen writing.Discussionsoneffectivewritingstrategieswillalsobecovered. LearningOutcomes Reading:Studentswillbeabletoexamineandanswerthefollowingessentialquestionsbytheendofthetrimester.Students willachieveapassinglevelorbetteronthemidtermandfinalexamforthereadingportiontopassthiscourse. RL6.1WhattoolscanIusetoinferenceanddrawconclusionsaboutagiventopicorstory?Howmightthismakethe textmoremeaningful? RL6.2WhattoolscanIusetofindthecentralideaormessageinatext? RL6.3Howandwhydoindividuals,events,andideasdevelopandinteractoverthecourseofatext?Whatmightbe someimpactsoftheseinteractionsonthereader? RL6.4Whatwordshastheauthorusedtomakeyoufeelacertainway?Howcanwordchoiceimpactatext? RL6.5Whatstructurehastheauthorusedtoconveythetext?Howdoesthisdevelopastoryorcontributetothe meaningofatext? RL6.6Howdoesanauthorconveypointofview?Howdoesthisimpactthetextorthestory? RL6.7Howiswatchingastoryunfolddifferentthanreadingit?Howwastheoriginaltextchangedforthenewform? RI6.8HowcanIdeterminewhetheranargumentissupportedinatext? Writing:StudentswillbeabletowriteanargumentativeessayaccordingtotheCommonCoreStateStandards.Studentswill beableanswerthefollowingessentialquestionsandwillachieveapassinglevelorbetteraccordingtotheprovidedrubricto pass. W6.1Whatmakesawrittenargumentstrong? W6.5Howcanmypeers(andteachers)helpsupportmywritingdevelopment? W6.6HowcanIusetechnologytopublishmywriting,aswellaspublishcollaborativepieceswithmypeers? W6.7Whatmakesagoodresearchproject? W6.8HowcanIusesourceseffectivelyinmywriting? W6.9HowcanIuseevidencefromwhatIreadtosupportwhatIwrite? SpeakingandListening:Studentswillbeabletodiscussargumentativestrategiesaccordingtotherubricprovidedwitha passinglevelofproficiencyorbettertoteachersandpeersthroughonlinewrittencommunicationandfacetoface communicationthroughGoogleHangoutsandSkype.
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SL6.1Whatmakesagoodspeechordiscussion? SL6.2HowcanIexplainmythoughtsonatopicthroughdifferentmediaformats? SL6.3HowdoIknowwhenaspeakerismakingaconvincingargument? Language:Studentswillbeabletoanswerthefollowingquestionsandapplyknowledgetoapassinglevelofaccuracyor betteronthefinal. L6.16.3Whyisformalspeechimportanttoourlives? L6.1dHowcanIrecognizeandcorrectvaguepronounsinmywriting? L6.2HowcanIdemonstratethatIknowhowtocorrectlycapitalize,punctuateandspellstandardEnglishinmy writing? L6.4and6.6HowcanIfigureoutthemeaningofawordIdon'tknow? L6.4HowcanIidentifyanduseadverbs,prepositions,andinterjectionsinmyreadingandwriting? TopicsbyWeek ThirdTrimester Week1:TheCaychapters14,adverbs,getbookapprovedforprojectbyMs.Liszewski Week2:TheCaychapters56,adverbsquiz Week3:TheCaychapters710,prepositions Week4:TheCaychapters1112,prepositionsquiz Week5:TheCaychapters1316,interjections Week6:TheCaychapters1718,interjectionsquiz,presentprojects Week7:TheCayreviewandfinalcontentandlessontest(grammarincluded) Week8:Startargumentativeessayspicktopicfromlistandstartresearch. Week9:Outlineandroughdraftforargumentatives Week10:Revisingandeditingofargumentativesturninforpapergrade Week11:Turnargumentativesintopresent.mesforpresentations. Week12:Presentargumentatives,classwrapup,finaltestonwritingknowledgelearned. 1.CompleteassignmentseachweekprovidedforTheCayandforthegrammarportion. 2.Writeatleastoneoriginalresponse(usingRACERSconstructedresponseformat)toalldiscussionforumquestionsposed byMs.Liszewskiandreplytoatleast3peersoriginalposts. 3.Completeexercisesindependentlyunlessotherwiserecommended byMs.Liszewski. 4.Writeanoriginalargumentativeessayononeofthetopicsprovided.ProvideacopyofeachrevisionthroughGoogleDocs. 5.ParticipateinpeereditingandrevisingofatleastoneotherstudentsargumentativeessaythroughGoogleDocsandGoogle
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ExpectationsofStudent Participation

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Hangouts. 5.Uploadallassignmentsontimetothedropboxasrequiredbythe coursecalendar. 6.Joinsynchronousclasssessions. 7.CompleteBookvs.MovieProjectandpresentonlinethroughGoogleHangouts,Skype,aprerecordedvideo,present.me, orprezi. StudentCommunication Expectations 1.Alwaysusekindwords. 2.Proofreadyourpostsandcomments. 3.ReplytoemailsandtelephonecallsfromMs.Liszewskiwithin1 day. 4.Replytoemailsandtelephonecallsfromclassmateswithin1day. 5.Listen,lookatthespeaker,raisevirtualhand,andbepositiveand kind.Seehttp://www.litcircles.org/Discussion/teaching.html Lateworkforhomeworkassignmentswillbeacceptedat75%foronedaylate,50%foruptooneweeklate,andwillonlybe acceptedwhendiscussedwithMs.Liszewskithereafter(Musthaveavalidreason).ThestudentisencouragedtoemailMs. Liszewskitodiscusstheneedforalateassignmenthowever,thelearningcoachcanmakethecallwhenappropriate.The projectandpaperwillbemarkeddown10%foreachdaylate. Allassignmentshaveequalweightingandareworth100points. Assignmentsincludeblogposts,reflections,exercises,anddiscussionforums.GradesarepostedeveryMonday.Testsand papersareworth35%ofthegrade.Homeworkisworth50%,andQuizzesareworth15% ThecumulativegradingscaleforDuncanLakeMiddleSchool: 94%100%A 9093%A 8789%B+ 84%86%B 8083%B 7679%C+ 7476%C 70%73%C 6769%D+ 6466%D 6063%D Anythinglowerthana60%willrequirethisclassortheequivalenttobetakenover.
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LateWorkPolicy

GradingPolicy

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Assessments

Eachweekassessmentsincludeonelesson/conceptquizthatmatchesthelearningobjectivesfortheweek.Eachlessonquiz includesmultiplechoice/shortanswerquestion,andoccasionallyaconstructedresponsetypequestion(willrequireaparagraph answer).Studentswillalsoberequiredtoengageindiscussionforumseachweek.Studentswillcompleteaweeklyreflection assessingthenewconceptstheylearned.Studentswillalsobeworkingonaprojectcomparingabookandamovie.Finally, attheendoftheunittherewillbeoneCommonCorealignedtest. Gradingcriteriacanbedownloadedfromthecourserubricssectionofthewebsite.Thesecriteriainclude: Quizzes:automaticallygradedwithanswerkeywithexceptionofshort/paragraphanswers. DiscussionForums:discussionforumsrubric Reflection:reflectionrubric Unittest:combinationcomputergradedandteachergradedwith acceptableanswerslist. Paper:argumentativewritingrubric Bookvs.MovieProject:bookvs.movieprojectrubric

AcademicHonesty

Studentsareexpectedtocompletetheirworkindependentlyunlessotherwisenoted.Ifastudentrequiresextrahelpfromthe learningcoach,pleaseincludeanotespecifyingtheamountandtypeofhelpprovided.ThiswillhelpMs.Liszewskiidentify wheresheneedstoprovidebetterinstructiontohelpstudentsbemoreindependent.Concernsthelearningcoachhasregarding studenthonestyshouldbedirectedtoMs.Liszewskiimmediately.Consequencesforacademicdishonestymayinclude: 1.Warningforfirstoffense 2.Calltoparentsandlearningcoach 3.Academicpenaltysuchasagradeof0outof100givenfortheassignment 4.Failureofcoursewiththerequirementtoretakeitfromthebeginning 5.Removalfromtheonlineschoolbacktothebrickandmortarschool TheCaledoniaCommunitySchoolsnetworkisintendedforeducational purposes.TheAcceptableUsePolicycanbefoundat http://web.calschools.org/tech2/forms/aupmshs.pdf.Thekeypointsinthepoliciesinclude: UserAccountabilityUsersareheldresponsibleforallmaterialsentandreceivedundertheiraccount.Userwillnotattempt tohack,togainunauthorizedaccess,orattemptotherunlawfulactivitiesonanyCCSservers. PasswordsandUsernamesAuseridentifierknownasausernameandpasswordarerequiredofallusers.Passwordsmust notbesharedwithanyotherusers.Thepasswordmustbechangedassoonaspossibleafteranunacceptableexposureor suspectedtamperingbyanotheruser.UserwillnotgiveotherspermissiontousetheirIDorpassword. UnauthorizedAccessUserswillnotrepresentthemselvesasanotheruser,attempttoreceivemessagesoraccess information,orcopy,ormodifyfilesordatathatdoesnotbelongtothem. NotificationUsersmustnotifytheirbuildingscomputertechnicianimmediatelywhentheybecomeawarethatanotherstudent
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AcceptableUsePolicy

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hasgainedaccesstotheirpersonalaccount. InternetAccessUserwilluseemailonlywhenitpertainstocourseworkanisnecessarytocompleteacourseassignment. Usermaybeaskedtoexplainanemailthatmaynotappeartobeeducational. FileUseUserwillsaveallpersonal/noneducationalfilesontheirownportablemedia. StudentRighttoPrivacy InCaledoniaCommunitySchoolswefollowtherulesforstudentprivacyasoutlineintheFamilyEducationalRightsand PrivacyAct(FERPA),whichcanbefoundathttp://www.ed.gov/policy/gen/guid/fpco/ferpa/index.html

Studentrecordsshallbeavailableonlytostudentsandtheirparents,eligiblestudents,anddesignatedschoolofficialswhohave alegitimateeducationalinterestintheinformation,ortootherindividualsororganizationsaspermittedbylaw.Theterm "parents"includeslegalguardiansorotherpersonsstandinginlocoparentis(suchasagrandparentorstepparentwithwhom thechildlives,orapersonwhoislegallyresponsibleforthewelfareofthechild).Theterm"eligiblestudent"referstoastudent whoiseighteen(18)yearsofageorolderorastudentofanyagewhoisenrolledinapostsecondaryinstitution. Insituationsinwhichastudenthasbothacustodialandanoncustodialparent,bothshallhaveaccesstothestudent's educationalrecordsunlessstipulatedotherwisebycourtorder.Inthecaseofeligiblestudents,parentswillbeallowedaccess totherecordswithoutthestudent'sconsent,providedthestudentisconsideredadependentundersection152oftheInternal RevenueCode. Only"directoryinformation"regardingastudentshallbereleasedtoanypersonorparty,otherthanthestudentorhis/her parent,withoutthewrittenconsentoftheparentor,ifthestudentisaneligiblestudent,thewrittenconsentofthestudent, exceptthosepersonsorpartiesstipulatedbytheBoardpolicyandadministrativeguidelinesand/orthosespecifiedinthelaw. Ifyouhavequestionsaboutstudentprivacyrights,pleasecontactMs.Liszewskiorthedistrictoffice. TechnologyRequirements Studentsmusthavethefollowingtoolstoparticipateeffectivelyinclass: 1.Internetconnectedcomputer(dialupserviceisinsufficient) 2.Webcam 3.GoogleDocsaccount(ProvidedbytheSchool) 4.Stilldigitalcamera 5.Basicperipheraldevicessuchaskeyboardandmouse. Ifyouhaveatechnicalproblemthatcannotbesolvedbyyourselflearningcoach,contactMs.Liszewskiortheschoolandwe willcontactITforhelp. CopyrightStatement ThiscourseismanagedbyMs.Liszewskihowever,CaledoniaCommunitySchoolsownsallcontentwiththeexceptionofthe novelTheCay,whichisownedbyYearlingpublishing,andcoursematerialsrelatedtotheCay,whichareownedbyCourse
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andcoursematerialsarenottobecopied,edited,orredistributedforanypurpose.Ifyouhavequestionsregardingmaterials createdbyMs.Liszewski,youmayrequestdetailsatliszewskij@calschools.org. StudentswithDisabilities CaledoniaCommunitySchoolshasanobligationundertheIndividualswithDisabilitiesEducationAct(IDEA04)toidentify, locate,andevaluateallstudentswithdisabilitiesinthedistrictwhoareinneedofspecialeducationandrelatedservicesfrom ages0through21years,regardlessoftheseverityoftheirdisability.UndertheIDEA,FreeAppropriatePublicEducation (FAPE)isdefinedasaneducationalprogramthatisindividualizedtoaspecificchild,designedtomeetthatchild'sunique needs,providesaccesstothegeneralcurriculum,meetsthegradelevelstandardsestablishedbythestate,andfromwhichthe childreceiveseducationalbenefit. CaledoniaCommunitySchoolscomplieswithTitleIIoftheADA,whichprohibitsdiscriminationagainstqualifiedindividuals withdisabilitiesinallprograms,activitiesandservicesprovidedbystateandlocalgovernments.Formoreinformationabout CaledoniaCommunitySchoolseffortstosupportandeducatestudentswithdisabilitiespleasecontactyourschool.

Ourschooldistrictisdedicatedtoprovidingeachstudentwithanequaleducationintheleastrestrictiveenvironment.Todothis teachersworkwithspecialeducationteachersandcaseworkerstodesignanindividualeducationplan.Ms.Liszewskiworks withthelearningcoachtoenactthisplanforeachchild.PleasecontactMs.Liszewskiifyouhaveanyconcernsregarding currentorpossibleaccommodationsforyourlearner.