Fourth Quarter 2018

Parents, Guardians and Students,

Fourth Quarter: Our students must continue to work hard to improve their reading skills as they begin the last quarter of their 6th grade year.  It will be a busy quarter as we prepare for the GA. Milestones assessment, complete the RI (Reading Inventory) testing, finish reading books and pass all Reading Counts quizzes.

Tutoring: Reading tutoring is offered every Tuesday morning from 8:15 to 9:00 for students to complete any missing assignments, read or use the Read 180 software.

Reading Counts due dates:

BOOK #1 due Mar. 28th

BOOK #2 due Apr. 20th

BOOK #3 due May 7th

In order to complete the three books required, parents please keep encouraging your student to read their books daily at home for at least 20 to 30 minutes (5 out of 7 days minimum).  All library books must be turned in by May 7, 2018.

Happy Reading!

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Upcoming Dates

Parents, Guardians and Students,

Tutoring – Reading tutoring is offered every Tuesday morning from 8:15 to 9:00 for students to complete any missing assignments, read or use the Read 180 software.

Progress Reports – Reading progress reports will be sent home every Wednesday for the remainder of the quarter: Feb. 14, Feb. 28, and Mar. 7.  The quarter will end March 14.  Students who receive grades below 70 are allowed to make up the grade.  No changes after Mar. 14 (end of the quarter).

Winter Break Reading – Each student can earn a dress down day by reading a book (on their level) over the Winter Break.  Pass a Reading Counts quiz on Monday, Feb. 26. The dress down day will be Thursday, Mar. 1.

Homework – Please encourage your student to read their books daily at home for at least 20 to 30 minutes (5 out of 7 days minimum).  Make sure students are reading books within their lexile range.

BOOK #2 due Feb. 16th

BOOK #3 due Mar. 9th

Happy Reading!

[email protected]

Book Quiz Due Dates

Parents, Guardians and Students,

This is a reminder that all students should have read book #1 and passed the quiz.  The due date for passing the quiz for book #1 was January 19th.  Due to the missed school days we extended the due date to January 24th, however, several students still have not finished book #1.  Failure to complete book #1 will be reflected on the next progress report.

In order to catch up, please encourage your student to read their books daily at home for at least 20 to 30 minutes (5 out of 7 days minimum).  Graded books should be within student’s independent reading range.

Upcoming book quiz due dates:

BOOK #2 due Feb. 16th

BOOK #3 due Mar. 9th

Please let me know if you have any questions.

Happy Reading!

[email protected]

Third Qtr., Reading

Parents, Guardians and Students,

Happy New Year and welcome back to the third quarter of 6th grade Reading

Let me begin by congratulating the 6th grade students who met the Winter Break Challenge by reading a book over the winter break and passing a quiz  on the first day back.  These students will receive a “Pawsative” and a dress down day.  Great job students!

Students will receive their new RI (Reading Inventory) lexile score on Wednesday, Jan. 10th.  This score measures their reading proficiency level. The proficiency lexile score range for 6th grade is:  Lexile  925—1020.

To improve reading proficiency.  Please keep encouraging your student to read their books daily at home for at least 20 to 30 minutes (5 out of 7 days minimum).   Graded books should be within student’s independent reading range

Happy Reading!

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Reading Class Highlights

Parents, Guardians and Students,

Here are our class highlights for November and December:

Tutoring – Reading tutoring is offered every Tuesday morning from 8:15 to 9:00 for students to complete any missing assignments, read or use the Read 180 software.

Progress Reports – Reading progress reports will be sent home every Wednesday for the remainder of the quarter: Nov. 15, Nov. 29, Dec. 6, and Dec. 13.  The quarter will end Dec. 20.  Students who receive grades below 70 are allowed to make up the grade.  No changes after Dec. 20 (end of the quarter).

Thanksgiving Holiday Reading – Each student can earn a dress down day by reading a book (on their level) over the Thanksgiving Holidays.  Pass a Reading Counts quiz on Monday, Nov. 27. The dress down day will be Thursday, Nov. 30th.

Homework – Please encourage your student to read their books daily at home for at least 20 to 30 minutes (5 out of 7 days minimum).

BOOK #2 due Nov. 17th

BOOK #3 due Dec. 15th

Happy Reading,

[email protected]

Reading Tutoring

Parent, Guardians and Students,

Reading tutoring is offered every Tuesday morning from 8:15 to 9:00 for students to complete any missing assignments, read or use the Read 180 software.

At this point, all parents should be informed about your student’s RI (Reading Inventory) Lexile score.  The RI is an assessment designed to evaluate your student’s reading ability and to assist in matching students with appropriate grade level books.  Below is the Lexile profiency ranges for 6th grade.

6th grade   Lexile  925 – 1070

Please feel free to contact me with any questions concerning your student’s Lexile score.  Our goal is for all students, at a minimum, to read at grade level proficiency.  During conference week a letter also shared things that you can do at home to support your student’s reading progress.

Please keep encouraging your student to read their books daily at home for at least 20 to 30 minutes (5 out of 7 days minimum).

BOOK #2 due Nov. 17th

BOOK #3 due Dec. 15th

Happy Reading,

[email protected]

Second Quarter Underway!

Dear Parents, Guardians, and Students,

The second quarter is underway as we begin conference week (Oct. 16 – 20).  Students will be dismissed daily at 1:30.  I look forward to meeting parents of students who are in my homeroom.  We will review student’s progress and report cards will be issued at that time.

We have a few more days remaining for the Scholastic book fair where you may purchase books in the Tapp media center from 8:30 – 5:30.  You may also order online at http://www.scholastic.com/bf/tapp from Oct. 16 – 18.  Books ordered online are sent directly to the school in the student’s name, so you do not have to pay shipping.  Proceeds from the book fair help the media center add new books and technology.

Reading tutoring is offered every Tuesday morning from 8:15 to 9:00 for students to complete any missing assignments, read or use the Read 180 software.

Again, for the second quarter, students are required to read three books and pass book quizzes for each book.  Please keep encouraging your student to read their books daily at home for at least 20 to 30 minutes (5 out of 7 days minimum).

Upcoming Book Quizzes Due Dates for the 2nd Quarter

Book #1 due Oct. 20th

Book #2 due Nov. 17th

Book #3 due Dec. 15th

Happy Reading,

[email protected]

 

Important Dates to Remember

Parents, Guardians and Students,

Welcome back!  I hope everyone enjoyed the break and that all students are looking forward to finishing this quarter successfully!  Reading progress reports were sent home on Sept. 13th and Sept. 20th.  Students will receive the last reading progress report for this quarter on Oct. 4th.  Students who receive grades below 70 are allowed to make up the grades.  No makeups after Oct. 6 (end of the quarter).

Conference Week is coming up the week of October 16 – 20th.  Teachers will be sending home information to coordinate a time for you to come in and meet with your student’s homeroom teacher to discuss their report card.  Please look for this information and send it back quickly to get the time you need for a conference.

For the first quarter, all students should have finished reading three books and passed book quizzes for each book.  We will begin the second quarter on Oct. 9th and again, students will be required to read three books and pass book quizzes for each book.  Please keep encouraging your student to read their books daily at home for at least 20 to 30 minutes (5 out of 7 days minimum).

Upcoming Book Quizzes Due Dates for the 2nd Quarter

Book #1 due Oct. 20th

Book #2 due Nov. 17th

Book #3 due Dec. 15th

Happy Reading,

[email protected]

 

 

 

Reading Progress Reports

Parents, Guardians and Students,

Lots of progress is being made in reading at Tapp Middle School!  Reading progress reports will be sent home every Wednesday for the remainder of the quarter: Sept. 13, Sept. 20, and Oct. 4.  The quarter will end Oct. 6.  Students who receive grades below 70 are allowed to make up the grade before Oct. 6.   No changes after Oct. 6 (end of the quarter).

Students are required to read three books each nine weeks.  Book #2 was due Sept. 5th.

Book #3 is due Sept. 22nd  

While students are actively engaged in reading at school, please keep encouraging your student to read their books daily at home for at least 20 to 30 minutes (5 out of 7 days minimum).

Please feel free to contact me with any questions concerning your student’s progress in my class.

Happy Reading,

[email protected]

What Book Are You Reading Now?

Parents, Guardians and Students,

Parents and Guardians should know their student’s reading Lexile score and know what book they are reading now.

At this point, all students have been administered the RI (Reading Inventory).  The RI is an assessment designed to evaluate your student’s reading ability.  The RI designates a Lexile score to assist in matching students with the appropriate grade level books.  Our goal is for all students, at a minimum, to read at grade level proficiency.  The appropriate RI proficiency level for 6th grade is:

  • 6th grade Lexile  925 – 1070

Students and parents who attended Open House last Thursday received their current Student Reading Report. The Student Reading Report gives the current lexile and all book quizzes taken and passed.  This report was given to students last Friday for parents who did not attend the Open House.  All students have been given instructions about their independent reading range.

Students are required to read three books each nine weeks.  Book #1 was due Aug. 15th.

Book #2 is due Sept. 5th

Book #3 is due Sept. 22nd

Please feel free to contact me with any questions concerning your student’s Reading Report and Lexile score.  Keep encouraging your student to read their books daily at home for at least 20 to 30 minutes (5 out of 7 days minimum)

Happy Reading!

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