Hello 6/7 Families,
It is my pleasure to finally officially say hello to all of you as my website is now live! I will update this Blog often so you know the work your child is doing in Reading class. I must say that I am impressed with your children who have been incredibly responsible as all have now finished and handed in their Reader's Notebook projects. Grades are in Powerschool for those who handed it in on time. I will update frequently, so expect to see grades for the first reading log before the end of the week.
As for reading logs, all students are responsible for handing in a completed log every Tuesday; they will then get the new log. For the first three or more logs, I will copy the rubric on back so all can get familiar with it. Our goal is to read every night for 30+ minutes which equals 25-30 pages if the book is "just right."
SIXTH GRADE: All students need a realistic fiction book to read during class and at home. We are tracking characters very closely to understand their personalities, actions and words, and how they change throughout the story. It is a good idea for sixth graders to become involved with series books. This enables them to track character changes more fluidly.
SEVENTH GRADE: All students need to have fiction books with strong characters and I highly recommend students choose a series or author they enjoy. Our work is rather challenging as we are moving past straight character study and moving into closer study of author's craft. Students will be asking themselves, "Why did the author..."
I look forward to an exciting year with your children and will be glad to meet you at Open House on September 27. If you have questions, please don't hesitate to email me.
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