Welcome Parents! Bienvenidos Padres! ! firstname.lastname@example.org
Expectations for Students All students will • Come to class on time with materials, homework, and current work. • Follow classroom routines and rules. • Complete class work and homework on time. • Respect classmates and teacher. • Work to the best of his/her abilities.
We Believe: • reading is the most powerful tool for learning. • active readers are betterreaders. • you learn to read by reading. • you learn to write by writing. • you learn to communicate & use language effectively by talking about your reading and writing with others.
What is a Lexile Measure? A Lexile measure is a valuable piece of information about either an individual's reading ability or the difficulty of a text, a book or magazine article. The Lexile measure is shown as a number with an "L" after it . For example, 880L is 880 Lexile.
Materials • Planner – please bring it and USE IT! • AVID binder • Independent Reading Book (based on their Lexile) • Great Books packet • Post-its • Highlighter • Pens/pencil
Curriculum • Great Books • Shared Inquiry - Socratic Seminar • Procedure • Student’s role - Participation • My role - Assessment
Grading Policy • Students will be graded on the following: • Classwork(40%) • Shared inquiry discussions, tests, and quizzes • Independent Reading (25%) • Reading Logs & Readers Responses, Book Hooks • Written Assessments (20%) • Writing about reading • Homework (15%)
Homework • WEEKLY Reading Log • Independent Reading work • Responses based on reading • Homework is expected to be handed in on the scheduled due date.
How Parents Can Help • Check the planner • Check the monthly calendar • Check supplies • Ask questions about Great Books • Check the Independent Reading Book • Encourage your child to take advantage of the Homework Center • Check the quality of their work
Online Tutoring A free service through www.tutor.com Professional tutors are available seven days a week from 2 P.M. – 11 P.M. Log on to http://www.wppl.lib.ny.us/ Click on: Have your White Plains Library card ready! No limit/No Charge
Computers Are Available! • Homework Center • The White Plains Public Library • White Plains Housing Authority • Lake Street • Dekalb Ave • Slater Center • White Plains Youth Center Program - after school programs • Centro Hispano • The Youth Bureau
Extra Help • Homework Help Center • TBA • Teachers from the district • Computers & reference materials • 4:15 bus • See me during their lunch or after school
In School Resources • Ms. Rivera, guidance counselor • Ms. Persampieri, team leader • Mr. Dixon, assistant principal • Mr. Cloherty, principal
Contact Information • (914) 422-2223 • email@example.com • http://www.wpcsd.k12.ny.us/ • Go to the district homepage click on select a school click WPMS – Eastview Campus click on staff webpages click on Torres, Mrs.