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Glynn Academy

READ 180

English Department                                                  Fall 2021-Spring 2022

Course Title: 9th - 12th, English - Read180                  Instructors: Ms. Mills & Mrs. Hershberger

                                    Email: Hershberger@glynn.k12.ga.us Lori.Mills@glynn.k12.ga.us

Phone: 912.267.4210 ext. 3225

 Course Description:

9th-12th English Literature and Composition: This course focuses on a study of literary genres; the students develop initial understanding of both the structure and the meaning of a literary work. The students explore the effect of the literary form in regards to interpretation. The students will read across the curriculum to develop academic and personal interests in different subjects. While the focus is technical writing in literature, the student will also demonstrate competency in a variety of writing genres: narrative, expository, persuasive, and technical. The students will engage in research, timed writings, and the writing process. Instruction in language conventions will occur within the context of reading, writing, and speaking, rather than in isolation. The students will demonstrate an understanding of listening, speaking, and viewing skills for a variety of purposes. This is a course for which a Georgia Milestone End of Course test will be administered or SLO.

READ 180 is an intensive reading intervention program that meets the needs of struggling readers. This program directly addresses the individual needs through differentiated instruction, adaptive and instructional software, high-interest literature, and direct instruction in reading, writing, and vocabulary skills. The READ 180 software includes videos, mostly about science and social studies topics, and students read about the video content and engage in comprehension, vocabulary, fluency, and word-study activities around this content.  In addition, audiobooks model comprehension, vocabulary, and self-monitoring strategies used by good readers, and students read leveled paperbacks in many genres.

Course Objectives:

READ 180 students will:

  1. Increase reading fluency with fiction, nonfiction, and poetry.
  2. Use reading strategies to increase fluency and vocabulary.
  3. Use genre features to aid comprehension, memory, and engagement
  4. Write to explain, to express, and to persuade with the purpose and audience in mind.





Class Rules

     We are part of the Glynn Academy family.  Therefore, all Glynn Academy rules are followed (i.e. dress code, electronic procedures, etc.)  In addition, keep these rules in mind:

  1. Respect Others and their Property. Keep your hands, feet and negative comments to yourself. Leave other people’s possessions alone. Put litter in trash can, return borrowed items, do not write on desks, and respect the integrity of the computers.
  2. Be on time. Be in your seat when the tardy bell rings and ready to work.
  3. Raise your hand for help.
  4. Remain on task. Sleeping in class is not allowed.
  5. Electronic devices (including all mobile devices) are not allowed in the classroom. All phones will be kept in a storage container with the teacher during class.
  6. You must ask the teacher for permission to leave class. No leaving during the first or last 10 minutes of class.
  7. When the bell rings, remain in your seat until the teacher dismisses the class.
  8. Obey All School Rules. This covers all rules in the STUDENT HANDBOOK not specifically covered above.



How to be Successful in this Course

  1. ALWAYS take good notes and keep them organized in a notebook or folder.
  2. ALWAYS listen carefully to instruction.
  3. ALWAYS read carefully online content supplements.
  4. Make sure you understand the concepts before taking a quiz.  Ask the teacher for help if you do not.
  5. Remember your target date!  Do not let yourself get behind in your work or you will not finish your class on time.



I have read and understand the syllabus and course outline and will feel free to discuss any problems or questions directly with the teachers.  Parents please provide a current working email address and phone number.


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Syllabus Acknowledgement

Teacher: Ms. Mills & Mrs. Hershberger                Course: 9th-12th English


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I acknowledge that I have read and understand everything that has been outlined on this syllabus. I understand that by signing this I agree to abide by all of the rules and expectations  outlined for this class. I agree that my education is my responsibility and I will take it upon myself to make sure I succeed. I agree that I must earn my grades in this class with hard work because my teachers are only here to help me become a great student and they will not do it for me.


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I acknowledge that I have read and understand everything that has been outlined on this syllabus. I understand that by signing this I am agreeing to do everything in my power to encourage my student to have a successful year at Glynn Academy. I agree to contact these teachers with any problems that I have with my student and to be available if they need to contact me. I agree that my student is responsible for his or her own education and that they must earn their grades in this class.