Riverside Local Schools
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Mrs. Karla Lustig
Reading and Writing Syllabus
2010-2011 School Year

Course Description: This class is designed to involve the student in applying reading, writing, listening, speaking, and viewing skills in an independent manner through meaningful interdisciplinary tasks. Students will develop an appreciation for literature, through the study of literary elements in classic and contemporary selections. Emphasis is also placed on improving reading comprehension, spelling and vocabulary, and the writing process. The goals and objectives of this course are directly aligned with the Ohio Academic Content Standards for Reading and Writing.

Methods of Instruction: Students will be engaged in the learning process by:
• Individual exploration and research
• Group lectures and discussions
• Small group team oriented activities
• Hands-on activities such as projects and portfolio work
• Oral presentations
• Written paragraphs and compositions

Thematic Units: This class will be divided into nine week thematic units. The literature, poetry, short stories and writing will be based on these units.

If you have any questions, do not hesitate to email at karla.lustig@riversideschools.net or leave a voice mail (440)352-3345 ext. 7091.