August 14

Reading Requirements

Independent Reading Requirements
Ms. Floyd’s Class- 1st 9 weeks
All requirements to be completed by Wednesday, 10/10/18.

1) Students will be required to read a minimum of 5 books on their reading level during the 1st 9 week grading period. Any book over 200 pages will count as 2 books. Books from home or the public library are fine if approved by Ms. Floyd. These grades are for independent reading so AR tests taken on classroom read-aloud books do not count. The requirements include:

a. One mandatory book report on a FICTION book (wanted poster) due on or before Monday, 9/10/18. (I will send more detailed information at a later date.)
AND
b. Four passing AR tests (minimum score of 70%). A score of below 70% will require a written response to receive credit for the book. (A passing AR test for a book over 200 pages counts as 2 AR tests.) See due dates on back.

Most of the books in our Media Center are AR. Use the website www.arbookfind.com to find out if a book is AR. See Ms. Floyd if you are interested in reading a book that is not AR to complete a written response instead. No more than 1 written response will be accepted each 9 weeks.

2) Students will complete their reading log in class.

3) Students will use a weekly home reading and response log to help complete their reading. Please read at least 30 minutes per day at least 4 days per week at home. The log is in their daily agenda and will be signed by parent each night with their other homework. This assignment will be graded for completion every week.

4) Students will receive 2 reading grades based on these requirements:

*Students will receive a reading requirements grade at the end of the 9 weeks based on
completion. Each book will be worth 20 points so that completing all 5 will result in a
grade of 100%.

*The mandatory book report will be an additional reading grade.