Welcome to 6th Grade Reading!
MEDIA CENTER for orientation and checking out books: Tuesday, August 7th
INFORMATION ABOUT 6th Grade READING COUNTS
As part of 6th grade reading curriculum, students are required to read books as part of the Reading Counts program. They will be allowed to check out books from the library and take tests online to assess their comprehension of the book they chose. Each book has a different point value based on its lexile score. The lexile range for middle school is 955-1155.
*Each nine weeks, students are responsible for earning 15 Reading Counts points.
*Gifted/advanced students are responsible for earning 20 Reading Counts points.
Students will have an opportunity for extra credit with their Reading Counts points.
If a student earns 30-40 points, that student will receive a 100% quiz grade (two daily grades).
*If a student earns 41 or more points, that student will receive a 100% test grade. * If a student earns 41 or more points, that student will receive a 100% test grade.
The students should have in their possession the schedule for the entire year with the due dates and the range for the nine week period. This nine week period for Reading Counts is August 7-October 5. Reading Counts points must be completed by October 5th.
*Students may also read books from my classroom library, the public library, their personal books etc. Students must be certain their is a Reading Counts test for the book if they intend on using the book as a points book. :)
Assignments for August 9-August 24 ( approximate time frame)
Literary Focuses: August 9th, SENSORY IMAGERY, THEME, CHARACTERIZATION
Klondike Gold Rush Video with questions
SETTING FOCUS for upcoming reading assignments: The Yukon/Klondike Gold Rush
August 10th-16th (approximate ending date for these assignments)
We will begin this unit with "To Build a Fire" by Jack London
After reading the story and throughout next week, students will have various in-class assignments with focus on Sensory Imagery, Theme and Characterization related to the short story.