Weekly Reading Logs
2nd Quarter Book Project (due 11/30 or 12/1)
I feel a need to reiterate the weekly reading expectation as several students are failing the Reading standard and therefore failing English at this point. Weekly reading logs are a critical part of the Reading standard.
Students are given 30 minutes to read during Tutorial 2-3 times a week - this is mandatory, as Tutorial is a credited, guided study time. Students should arrive at each Tutorial with a self-selected reading book and be prepared to read silently during the first 30 minutes devoted to this task.
AT HOME - your child also needs to read 30 minutes nightly and complete the weekly reading log that is to be signed by you. When a book is completed, the date is to be noted on the reading log and a written summary is due with bibliography information. A key quote from the book is also a part of the written summary. Some students claim to be completing books, but are failing to turn in the written summary in the assigned format. Others are recording the reading of books that are below their reading level. Please help us all to monitor the appropriateness of materials and actual reading progress..
Each week you are to read a minimum of 100 pages in your self-selected reading book. This reading is to done in Tutorial, for nightly homework, and during study hall, if you have one. Log each reading session by writing down the title, author and pages read. A weekly parent or guardian signature is required for full credit of this assignment.
Attached is a copy of the Reading Log. This is to be turned in on the last school day of each week.
Book Summary or Review
Each time you complete a book you are to write a power paragraph summary or review of the book. Use http://www.easybib.com to include the bibliography information. Below is a model of a book summary/review and the guidelines for completing this assignment.
Attached is the reading goal sheet which students completed at the beginning of the quarter. NWEA tests will be administered again later this fall.