• Literacy 2
    Grading Scale:
    • Assignment            10%
    • Essays                     0%
    • Lesson Quizzes      20%
    • Unit Tests               50%
    • Cumulative Exam    20%
    Literacy and Comprehension II:
    Course Number:    TBD
    Length:  1 semester (0.5 credit elective)
    Total Course Cost:  $150.00  (Tuition Value:  $70.00  + Teacher Fee:  $100.00)
    Instructor:  Mark Woodward

    Course Description:

    Offering high-interest topics to motivate students who are reading two to three levels below grade level, Literacy & Comprehension II works in conjunction with Literacy and Comprehension I to use a thematic and contemporary approach to expose students to effective instructional principles using diverse content area and real-world texts.  Presented as two one-semester reading intervention courses, both LA1095 and LA1096 offer an engaging, technology-based interface that inspires and challenges high school and middle school students to gain knowledge and proficiency in the following comprehension strategies: summarizing, questioning, previewing and predicting, recognizing text structure, visualizing, making inferences, and monitoring understanding with metacognition. Aimed at improving fluency and vocabulary, self-evaluation strategies built into these courses inspire students to take control of their learning.

    When you log into the Virtual Classroom, you can view the entire course map, which provides a scope and sequence of all topics you will study. Clicking a lesson’s link in the course map leads to a page listing instructional activities, assignments, and learning objectives specific to that lesson. The units of study are summarized below.  Students will choose 4 units from 2-8.
    1. Literacy and Comprehension:  An Introduction (required)
    2. The Sky's The Limit: Amazing Architecture
    3. The Environment:  What Does It Mean to Go Green?
    4. The Arts:   Designers, Directors, and Artists
    5. The Extreme:  Media and Sports
    6. The Technology:  Mysteries and Forensics
    7. The World:  Global Politics - The Impact
    8. The Society We Live In:  Practical Living
    Time Estimates:
    Average minutes to complete 1 lesson   54  min
    Average hours to complete course 55  hr