Reading
Supplies needed:  Silent reading book.
  • 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. 
  • There is no reading log for June. 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 have been taught how to anazlyze a passage, look for new vocabulary words areadinnd highlight important information.  
  • Students just a final another STAR reading assessment in computer class and all information was 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 are now aware of the correct novels to read in their reading range, which is located in the back cover of their ELA notebook.
  • 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.