515 Johnson Avenue
Bridgeport, WV 26330
2nd Block First Semester
The purpose of a Study Skills and Resource class is skill development. The students placed in this course have been identified by having an IEP and the legal document states that the student needs extra training or teaching of specific skills.
Skill training is to involve:
Requirements and Policies
Students are required to bring core class textbooks and assignments that need to be completed or material that needs to be reviewed for quizzes or tests.
Every day students are required to complete the daily assignment sheet. This will consist of a “bell ringer” question getting them to start thinking, and their choice of either completing a short creative writing, or to choose one of the creative drawings or vocabulary builders. If students have core class assignments, then they will write those down and turn in the assignment sheet and begin their core class assignments. This is how students will get their full 100 points daily grade.
If students do not have core class assignments, they will continue with the daily assignment sheet to complete the daily math, daily English, Daily vocabulary with definitions, and using the vocabulary in a sentence. The last section of the assignment sheet is a book summary or newspaper article summary. Students have a choice of a book or the daily newspaper and writing a 6 sentence summary.
Students will attach all assignments to the daily assignment sheet and turn work in for a daily grade worth 100 points.
Work must be completed and turned in for a student to receive a daily grade.
Attendance is very important because the skills and tasks will improve with practice and repetition. Therefore, students will increase their skills if they are in the class to practice.
Syllabus and Course Description
Text Book: World History: Patterns of Interactions
1st Block First Semester
The ninth grade social studies course engages students in the study of the development and evolution of the historic, economic, geographic, political, and social structure of the cultural regions of the world from the dawn of civilization to 1900. Special attention is given to the formation and evolution of societies into complex political and economic systems. Students are engaged in critical thinking and problem-solving skills, using maps, charts, graphs, text and other data from a variety of credible sources. Students synthesize the information to predict events and anticipate outcomes as history evolves through the ages.
Grading-Point System: Work will be assigned a point value. Six Weeks grades will be a percentage of points earned compared to total points possible. The Harrison County grading scale will be used:
93-100 = A
Expectations: In this class you will be held to high expectations. Following the class rules are part of this expectation. All Bridgeport High School and Harrison County policies will be enforced. Along with the county and school rules, the class as a whole will expand upon these four basic rules further:
Contacting the Instructor
If you have any questions, feel free to contact me during my planning at the above phone number.
Please sign below and return this sheet only to me indicating that you have read the syllabus.
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