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Independent Reading Grade Second 300 Pages 3rd Nine Weeks
Due Date: 3/16/2018
Subject: English Language Arts

Please see notes for the first independent reading grade. If necessary, students may check out a class library book or read a book from home to finish their independent reading pages. 

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Independent Reading First 300 Pages 3rd Nine Weeks
Due Date: 2/6/2018
Subject: English Language Arts

     Students will receive two independent reading grades per nine weeks in order to improve their reading skills. For the third nine weeks, they are required to read at least 600 pages. They may choose multiple books to achieve this goal as long as the books are age-appropriate (no Dr. Seuss!). Once a student has finished reading a book, he/she must take an AR quiz. If the student passes the test, he/she is allowed to bank the number of pages contained in the book toward the 600-page goal.

     The first 300 pages of the third nine weeks are due Tuesday, February 6, 2018. This counts as the first of two independent reading test grades. The second is due at the end of the nine weeks on Friday, March 16, 2018. The independent reading grade is based on the number of pages students accumulate. Banking the first 300 pages means a student earns a 100, and the second 300 pages count as a second independent reading test grade for an additional possible 100. I have a grading scale for amounts below 300, but if a student reads no pages, he/ she will receive a zero.

     Mrs. Jones has implemented a flexible library schedule, so students are able to check books in and out as frequently as needed in order to complete their page goals. Students who fail an AR quiz may reread the book and retake the quiz when ready. They have been informed to use their study hall time to read, and they also have ten to fifteen minutes of silent reading time at the beginnning of class each day. In addition, I have asked that each student spend at least twenty to thirty minutes a day reading at home as part of his/her homework for my class. I can't say thank you enough to those of you who continue to support your children by encouraging them to read their library books at home! Thank you! You are making a world of difference in the education of your child by encouraging him or her to read.