Reading
Supplies needed:  Silent reading book.

** Summer book reports are due by Friday, 9/8-no later. You should be working on your reading assignments by now.  If you do not have a copy of the assignments, please contact Diane Sabbatino in the main office. 
  • There is reading homework Monday through Thursday.
  • Students must have a silent reading book with them everyday.  Quiet reading will take place after lunch every day. This is also when students can take an A/R test. 
  • A monthly reading log will be given out each month.  Students are to read every night Monday- Friday.The guidelines are for the students to read at home every night for 20 minutes.  Reading log must be signed by a parent/guardian before handing it in.  If the student has read on each day indicated on the log, he/she will be given a "reward pass," which counts as one point on an assessment in my classes only. 
  • There is no AIS English this year where students are pulled from the classroom. All students are receiving extra help in reading three times a week.  Mrs, Cowan and I are team teaching "Close Reading" where students will be taught how to anazlyze a passage, look for new vocabulary words and highlight important information.  
  • Students will be given a STAR reading assessment in computer class a few times during the school year and all information will be sent home to parents/guardians.  The STAR is a wonderful way to know the student's reading level and the areas of weaknesses if there are any.  Students will also have the change twice a week to take quizzes on books they read during silent reading time.  If a student scores 80% or higher, the student will receive a "reward pass." Students will learn the correct novels to read in their reading range, which will be located in the back cover of their ELA notebook by the end of September.
  • Each month, the students will be assigned a book report "theme" and a fun project to do. Once the students are aware of their reading level, finding a book will be easy. I need to approve all books before the students began reading.