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In August students will complete a STAR assessment
in order to obtain their reading diagnostic report.
Those reports will be sent home for parents to view
as well. From the diagnostic report, students will
have their AR reading goals created. Those goals will
always appear on the student’s AR reading record so
he or she will be able to monitor his or her progress.
Independent Reading Homework
Students should be reading their independent
reading material on an average of twenty minutes
per day or 140 minutes per week. As students
complete a selected AR book, they should then take
the corresponding AR quiz. Students will be
expected to have their AR books with them at school
throughout the day. Many teachers will have extra
time at the end of a period in which students will be
expected to read.
Students who come to my class without their
reading material can expect to receive a tardy if they
have to go to their lockers in order to get a book.
We are scheduled as a class to have library time
every other week with language arts scheduled on
the off weeks so students will have weekly library
time during classtime. Students will have
opportunities to go to the library during their
Warrior Time. Students can also go to the library in
the morning after 7:30 a.m. until the first bell to use
the resources as needed.
A mid-term grade for AR will count as 50 points.
This is a grade to encourage students not to wait
until the last minute to try and reach their goals.
Each nine weeks an AR grade will be given which will
count as 100 points. This grade reflects the student’s
AR goal. Students who have achieved more points
than their required AR goal may receive up to and
including 30 extra-credit points.
AR Testing - Second 9-weeks
Mid-term Grade - Dec 1, 2017
2nd Nine-weeks - Jan 10, 2018 Last Day
Mid-term Grade - Feb 9, 2018 (tentative)
3rd Nine-weeks - Mar 16, 2018 Last Day