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 AR Goal setting:

If the book is ____ points, you should test by __________.

  • 2 by 1/20
  • 4 by 2/5
  • 5 by 2/12
  • 6 by 2/23
  • 7 by 2/24
  • 8 by 2/26

** Students should plan to finish 2 weeks before the due date. In my experience, many students occasionally fail an AR test or find out that they've previously tested on a book. Both scenarios mean they will not be awarded any points. 

Course Description:

The objective of this class is to utilize curriculum which supports the needs of the struggling and/or hesitant reader.

 Students in my double block (8th graders in 3rd & 4th periods) will be using the “Language!” curriculum. Daily lessons will include phonics, spelling, vocabulary, comprehension, speaking, & writing. This class will utilize peer interaction & teaching, independent activities, centers, and in-class projects. We will focus on writing skills several days a week. 

 My 1st and 5th – 7th period classes will be using the “Journeys” curriculum.  Daily lessons will include word study, fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension. Each lesson is integrated into content-area texts (science and social studies). We will focus on writing skills several days a week. 

 AR goals: follow the guide on page 20 in your student agenda handbook.

My students are required to earn 8 points per 9 weeks. Points may be raised or lowered depending on student achievement.  Intensive Reading students have more flexibility in their book choices. For example, books that are read to them are allowed. (Only one per 9 weeks)

AR will constitute 20% of the student’s grade in my class.

Supplies for Intensive Reading:  3-ring, 1" white binder, paper inside, 5 tabbed dividers

Feel free to contact me at any time.

Respectfully,

Mrs. Claire M. Brooks, MEd.

claire.brooks@tvcs.org

 

Contact: Claire.Brooks@tvcs.org

PDF documents
AR Tracking and Goal Setting - Use this worksheet to organize your reading goals
Lexile Conversion Chart - convert lexile to student's reading grade level
Syllabus '15 - '16 for Intensive Reading - students and parents sign and return by 8/7

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