During the 2013-2014 school year, the 6th grade Language Arts classes at NMS are continuing the class requirement of Weekly Reading. According to much of the published research in education, one of the greatest determinants in a student’s school success is active reading. We wish to ensure your child’s success as much as possible. To those ends, your child will be required to read an approved book at home for a minimum amount of pages per the following WEEKLY minimums:
1st Quarter: Regular LA Classes = 50 pp. or more; Advanced = 100 pp. or more
2nd Quarter: Regular LA Classes = 85 pp. or more; Advanced = 125 pp. or more
3rd Quarter: Regular LA Classes = 100 pp. or more; Advanced = 150 pp. or more
4th Quarter: Regular LA Classes = 125 pp. or more; Advanced = 175 pp. or more
**PLEASE NOTE: Students using an electronic reading device need to make sure their settings allow for page numbers to be displayed in addition to percentages.
The Reading Log will constitute 15% of their final grade for each quarter. It will be graded on a weekly basis using the attached sheet. As your child reads, please help them to receive their credit by initialing in the Adult Verification column. Every Friday I will check that the total pages read meets the weekly requirement, look for any New Words they’ve listed, and that all signatures are valid. Without a signature, no credit will be given. Incomplete Logs will receive a lower grade depending on how much is missing. The Reading Log will begin for a grade the second Friday of the school year. Newspapers and magazines do not count towards their reading goal except in special, pre-arranged circumstances between a parent and myself. A novel or book is required.
For avid and responsible readers, you may only need to sign when asked. However, if your child does not like to read and/or forgets to ask for signatures, your help may be necessary. Please either set required reading times or remind your child to read on a regular basis. As well, please be sure to have initialed all the week’s reading by Thursday evening, since these will be graded on Fridays. I suggest, when you check homework, you also check they are completing their Independent Reading requirements.
This reading will not only support their future endeavors but will support their Accelerated Reader opportunities in my class.
Please call or e-mail if you have any questions. Again, I thank you for your support.
DOWNLOAD A READING LOG HERE