• The way to improve in Literacy is by reading! Reading many different kinds of books, strengthens your comprehension, vocabulary, and knowledge of different subjects. You probably read more than you think!  

    Do you read...

    The back of cereal boxes

    Texts?

    Emails?                                               

    Online articles?

    Posters in school?                 

    Signs?

    Directions on how to do something, i.e, play a video game, recipes?

    Reading is very important and it is something you will do everyday for the rest of your life! 

    Sustained Silent Reading (SSR)

     

    Sustained Silent Reading (SSR) is an important component of our reading workshop. Using their most current lexile level as a guide, students choose fiction books to read independently in school and at home.

     

    Our reading week runs from Friday-Friday and students are required to read 50 pages in a self-selected fiction book each week. Students may use class time to read and work towards completing their weekly 50 page goal. 

     

    To ensure that they are reading actively, students will be given an "SSR Active Reading Notes" sheet each Friday to be used throughout the week to respond to the text. Additionally, every Friday during class and with guidance from the teacher, students will use their planners to plan the days and pages they will read at home for the upcoming week.

     

    It is important that students complete their notes neatly and completely so that I can accurately assess their progress each week. Thank you, parents and guardians, for ensuring that your child is making a consistent effort to complete their notes regularly and meet our 50 page per week goal.  

     

    **IMPORTANT - If a student is absent on Friday, it is the student's responsibility to hand in his/her notes on the following Monday. Likewise, if a student is absent on Friday and does not receive a new " IDR Active Reading Notes" sheet for the upcoming week, it is his/her responsibility to keep track of all reading notes completed at home over the weekend on a separate sheet of paper and then transfer the information onto the new reading log upon his/her return to school.

     

    "READING ROCK STARS"

    MARKING PERIOD INDEPENDENT READING GOAL

     

    Students have learned how to use various strategies to self-select books that are a good fit for them based on interest and level. Students are expected to complete a minimum of 2-3 fiction books each marking period on their own by the dates indicated by the teacher.  

    After completing a book and before beginning a second, students must select and complete a “Reading Counts” book project. The project must be completed within one week of completing the book and must be completed in school.

      

    Marking Periods 1 & 4

    Read 2 books each marking period, complete and submit a book project for each book = 100%

    Read 1 book each marking period, complete and submit a book project for each book = 90%

    1 partially completed book = 70%

    Marking Periods 2 & 3

    Read 3+ books each marking period, complete and submit a book project for each book = 100%

    Read 2 books each marking period, complete and submit a book project for each book = 90%

    Read 1 book each marking period, complete and submit a book project for each book = 80%

    1 partially completed book = 70%

     

    Each marking period, students start fresh so you have the opportunity to become a Reading Rockstar!