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!

[email protected]

 

 

 

 

Welcome to Tapp!

Welcome to Tapp!  I trust everyone had an enjoyable summer break.

I am pleased to be your student’s Reading teacher!  Reading is essential for students to be successful in school.  Our goal is for all students to improve their reading skills and this will require practice, practice, practice!

All students are required to read a minimum of three books and pass quizzes for each book this quarter. This averages about one book every three weeks.  At this time all students should have their first book to read.  Students should read every evening (at least 5 evenings out of 7), 20 to 30 minutes.

Book #1 is due August 15th

Book #2 is due Sept. 5th

Book #3 is due Sept. 22nd

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).  It is okay if your students read more than three books this quarter.  Expect more!

Books are the quietest and most constant of friends; they are the most accessible and wisest of counselors, and the most patient of teachers.  -Charles W. Elio-

Happy Reading!

Pat Almond

Summer Reading!

Parent, Guardians and Students,

It’s time for summer break.  All students will receive a packet that gives details about Tapp’s summer reading program.  It will be included with the report card.

Research shows that participating in a structured summer reading program raises reading levels.  We are asking students to read a minimum of 4 appropriate books while logging their minutes.  The log should be returned in the fall and signed by the parent

 All Read 180 students were given one free book!

Have a great summer and Happy Reading!

[email protected]

Read 180 3rd Annual Open House

READ 180

CORDIALLY INVITES YOU TO ATTEND

WHAT:    Read 180 3rd Annual Open House

WHO:      All Read 180 Parents and Guardians

WHEN:    Wednesday, May 10th, 2017

  • Grade 8 -1st Period- 9:20-10:10 /2nd Period = 10:15–11:05
  • Grade 7 -3rd Period = 12:05–1:00 /4th Period = 1:10-1:55
  • Grade 6 -5th Period = 2:25-3:20 /6th Period = 3:20–4:10

WHERE:   Read 180 Classroom – Room 402

WHY:         Review Reading Progress and Summer Reading Plan=p

  • See your child’s Reading Lexile Score!
  • See the growth for this school year!
  • View all quizzes taken this school year
  • Get books & quizzes for summer reading!!
  • ½ Price Book Fair is Open (buy one get one =/- value free)

A free book will be awarded to all parents who attend

A Cobb County Public library rep will be available to answer questions

Light refreshments will be served by McEachern Methodist Church

***Read 180 students will be taking the SRI test May 1-4.

Spring Break Book Challenge!

Parent, Guardians and Students,

Read 180 would like to challenge each student to read one book over the Spring Break.  This will give students an opportunity to get ahead on the required book quizzes. Read a book over the Spring Break.  Pass a book test on Monday, April 10th. Students will earn a Read 180 Goody Bag, Read 180 Book Certificate and a Pawsative.

Tapp will also offer a free dress down day if students read a book over the break and pass a test the first day back, April 10th.

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). I encourage all students to read over the break!

Upcoming book quiz due dates:

Book #1 due Mar. 31th

Book #2 due April 27th

Book #3 due May 15th

Happy Reading!

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