This year, students are participating in iRead, which is an independent, but monitored reading program. Students must complete the following on a daily basis: read for 20 minutes, document their reading in a notebook/bookmark, and must hold a weekly conference with their teacher. Students will also be expected to read at least 40 books throughout the year. Students will be rewarded on a quarterly basis.
This week, students are focusing on the reading skill, summarizing. Students are reading on grade level passages, in order to summarize (paraphrase) without plagiarizing.
This week, students are working on citing textual evidence through annotating. Students are writing their thoughts in the margins to help with comprehension.