6th Grade Intensive Reading

Mrs. Bauer-Colon's Course Syllabus

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Welcome Parents and Students!

I am looking forward to an exciting year as we work on becoming proficient readers. My goal is for each and every student to develop reading skills that will prepare them for their future!


Please feel free to contact me about anything! We now have lots of ways to communicate!


Email: Jessica.bauer-colon@ocps.net

Phone: 407-568-0510 ext 2312

Also find me on Edmodo!


Course Description

Intensive reading students will develop strategies for reading, writing, and

thinking. Instruction will focus on fluency, vocabulary, comprehension and critical thinking. We will also explore a variety of new technology and how the use of our new devices enhances our learning.


Course Materials


Students are to have the following materials everyday

  • Charged HP Laptop
  • Edmodo Account Information
  • Google Account Information
  • Pens and/or Pencils
  • Notebook Paper
  • 3 Prong Folder
  • headphones or earbuds


***Wish List: Any of the items below, I would love to have! Anything would be greatly appreciated!

  • Clorox/Lysol Wipes
  • Kleenex
  • Paper Towels
  • Ziploc bags (sandwich size)


Classroom Policies

Homework: Students are expected to read independently for at least

20 minutes each night for a total of 60 minutes per week. Students are

required to complete a reading log for a grade.

Classroom Library: Students are required to have an AR book with them at all times. Students may check out a book from the media center or from the classroom library in order to fulfill this requirement.

Absences: Students are responsible for finding out what assignments they missed. It is the student’s responsibility to obtain and complete his or her work within the expected time frame.

Tardies: Students need to be in class on time. If a student is late a warning will be given. The second tardy is a phone call home.

Technology: There is lots of excitement when it comes to the new technology at Corner Lake. It is very important that students follow teacher instructions before they begin using their technology. They should listen for directions and then proceed.


Consequences when a student fails to adhere to a policy or rule

1st infraction-Verbal Warning

2nd infraction-Phone Call Home

3rd infraction-Lunch Detention

4th infraction- Referral and Administration procedures

Assignments and Grading

Students will be assessed in multiple ways. They will be completing group and individual assignments. Some grades and assignments you should expect to see on your students' Progressbook page are:



  • Rbook Grades: This is the workbook that corresponds to instruction
  • Comprehension Grades: This is a score from the computer program that will be used
  • Vocabulary: Students will complete this as bellwork or independent work
  • Tests and Quizzes: Students will have at least one test a 9 weeks and 2-3 quizzes.
  • Bellwork: Students will complete this at the start of class everyday
  • Reading Log: Students are responsible for reading 60 minutes every week.

A Little About Your Teacher

This will be my 6th year of teaching in Orlando! I graduated from the University of Central Florida (Go Knights)! I have a wonderful family that all lives here in Orlando and spend most of my spare time with them. My husband and I spend a lot of time with my 2 year old daughter, Ella! If I'm not teaching or spending time with my family, you can find me in a shopping mall!
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