Eagle Eye on Reading

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The Eagle Eye on Reading Program (EER) was designed by Big Shanty teachers to correlate to the writing goals and higher order thinking skills required by The Georgia Standards of Excellence.  Students can read and report on ANY book they choose as long as it is on their Lexile (reading level).  After reading a book, students must complete five (5) prompts of the appropriate Eagle Eye on Reading form.  Each grade has separate EER forms for Fiction and Nonfiction/Biography. These EER forms are available below under “Forms.”  They are also available at school from teachers’ classrooms and from the Learning Commons. Completed forms should be signed by the student and/or parent then turned into the student’s reading teacher, who assesses them and tracks points earned.

The program has two components, the Classroom Requirement and the School-wide Incentive Program.  

CLASSROOM REQUIREMENT PROGRAM

Third Grade

The requirement for each student is to turn in an EER report based on a book on the student’s Lexile Level every Monday.  During the first grading period ONLY, students will be required to earn at least 8 points with a minimum of 4 nonfiction/biography points and 4 fiction points.  During each of the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th grading periods, students are required to attain at least 10 points with minimums of 5 points in Fiction and 5 in Nonfiction/Biography. Although, students are encouraged to read longer chapter books for the purpose of the program students may need to read shorter books to complete an Eagle Eye each week.  Of course, they are encouraged to complete an EER report for the longer book upon its completion.  This is meant to be a collaborative effort between school and home.  Thus students can be reading different books during school Eagle Time vs. home reading time. The EER program assessment is used toward the overall Third Grade Work/Study grade on the report card.  Please consult your child’s third grade teacher if you have any questions.

 Fourth Grade and Fifth Grade

Students are required to read books on their Lexile Level and attain at least 10 points every grading period with a minimum of 5 points in Fiction and 5 in Nonfiction/Biography. There are no set due dates for when reports must be turned in. However reading teachers will regularly remind students about their progress providing estimates of number of points due.  For example, students should have half the points (5) completed by mid grading period (4.5 weeks).  The EER program is counted as one of many grades used in averaging a student’s overall reading grade.   If you have questions please consult your child’s teacher.

 POINTS

Number of Pages

Fiction

Non-fiction

Less than 50
½
1
50-150
1
2
151-300
2
3
301-499
3
4
500-599
4
5
Over 600
5

Modified forms use a different point scale which can be found on the bottom of each form.  Students served by Special Education may use modified versions of forms and a modified point scale. Please consult with your child’s teacher to find out if your child will be using the standard or modified version of the EER forms.  Modified Forms can be obtain only at school.  

SCHOOL-WIDE INCENTIVE PROGRAM

To achieve the School-wide EER incentive goal for a grading period, a student must earn at least 16 points and have at least 5 points in Nonfiction/Biography and 5 points in Fiction based on books on their Lexile Level.  Students who meet the School Incentive Goal for the grading period will, have their name posted on the EER wall, will receive a  pin for their “BSI Hat,” and will be invited to a party.  Students who meet the Incentive goal all 4 grading periods, will be invited, along with their parents, to an end-of-year breakfast celebration!

FORMS (pdf format)

If you have difficulty download them instead, by right-clicking on form and saving it.  Then double click on downloaded form.

NOTE:  Students served by Special Education may use modified versions of forms and a modified point scale. Please consult with your child’s teacher to find out if your child will be using the standard or modified version of the EER forms.  Modified Forms can be obtain only at school.