DAILY READING PROGRAM

HOW IT WORKS....

 

Each week students are expected to read thirty minutes on at least four separate occasions. A week for the purposes of this program begins on Monday and ends the following Sunday. Student reading is to be monitored by a reading partner, which may be a parent or guardian, childcare worker, grandparents, or older siblings. Students in 12th grade may utilize a peer as their discussion partner. These partners will provide feedback along with the student's responses.

I expect that the students comprehension will improve. Because of reinforcement and feedback is immediate, I expect students to use various reading strategies that will be posted on this site. The strategies will allow students a framework through their discussions.

 

STRATEGY OF THE WEEK

"Making Inferences"

Selections that students may used to read from are listed in the assignment posting and on this website. If there is an alternative title that you may wish to read, please contact the instructor. 

At the completion of the semester students will be awarded points based on the percentage of work completed on the reading program. The total amount will be based on the amount of weeks  in a semester minus two - the first  (Aug 29th) and last week (Jan 23rd) are not required. This number will then be multiplied by four for the maximum total all submissions. The percentage complete grade will be based on the 100%-90%-80%-70%-60% scale.

For fall semester 2016 the maximum total of submissions is 68.

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READING STRATEGIES...


7 Critical Reading Strategies

Provided by Salisbury University in Maryland, these strategies detail more information on becoming a critical reader. 

This two-page handout discusses the concepts of Previewing, Contextualizing, Questioning to Understand and Remember, Reflecting on Changes to Your Beliefs and Values, Outlining and Summarizing, Evaluating an Argument, and Comparing and Contrasting Related Readings. Videos to these concepts will be available soon!

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Strategies For Reading

Here is another strategy for you to consider. These are five important items to consider! Created in Prezi, move through the presentation using the arrows presented.

 

Previous Videos

Go to this page to view previously featured Reading Strategies videos

 

How to Find an Author's Purpose

This worksheet contains "Clue" words that will help you understand the Author's Purpose and aid in your reading comprehension.

 

Organizing Main Ideas

Here is a worksheet that will help you understand and walk you through organizing the main idea of a paragraph or text.

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POSTERS
Reading Strategies - as seen on right


CLOSE Reading Strategies -  Check, Look, Observe, Study/Seek Out Signal Words, and Examine are the strategies in this placemat.


SQ3R - Use this strategy of Scan, Question, Read, Reread, and Recheck when reading textbooks.


STRATEGY OF THE WEEK - This poster lists all the strategies that we highlighted over the first 16 weeks of our class!

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READING LISTS


The titles listed below are approved for the daily reading response program. Some of these titles are available online. You can choose to read online versions, borrow a title from a local library, or if you desire, you can purchase the book. There are no reasons why a student cannot be reading a book in this program.


7th Grade Reading List 

Please note, some titles listed are also part of the 7th grade curriculum. These titles may require a re-reading.

12th Grade Reading List

Students planning to attend college should attempt to read titles listed in Classic Reading and College Bound Sections

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DAILY READING RESPONSE FORM
Use this Google Form to submit your Daily Reading Response.


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