7th Grade Literature
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Accelerated Reader

Independent Reading Program

In August students will complete a STAR assessment to compile a 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. As a parent you may wish to read the Accelerated Reader Parent’s Guide. The guide is designed to answer your questions regarding this reading program. Your child will be bringing home a letter within the first or second week of school entitled the “Home Connect” which will contain the login information you and your child can use to check your child’s progress with Accelerated Reader. From your personal electronic device, you will be able to check your child’s AR progress. Your child will not be able to take AR quizzes outside of the school or after school hours.

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.

AR Grading

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 AR 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 each nine-week grading period. Each nine-weeks, students with the most AR points per class will receive an award for their achievement.

ReadWorks

Occasionally, students may be asked to complete a passage using the ReadWorks.org website. This site is another independent reading tool that allows the teacher to select texts which are geared to a student’s reading level. ReadWorks is an online digital site which can be accessed on any digital device. Tools are available on the site to assist students with their reading. Students will be notified when they are to complete a passage using the ReadWorks site. Students will be asked to login using a code that I will give them.

AR Due Dates

1st Midterm Grade - Sep 12 1st Nine-weeks - Oct 19 2nd Midterm Grade - Dec 7 2nd Nine-weeks - Jan 4 3rd Midterm Grade - Feb 8 3rd Nine-weeks - Mar 15 4th Midterm Grade - Apr 19 4th Nine-weeks - May 17

AR Links

 Classic Novels to Read

Use the link to locate a listing: “An A to Z of Classic Literature for Middle School Students” It has a short description for each title.
7th Literature
© 2017 by M Johnson. Pages made using Xara templates

Accelerated Reader

Independent Reading

Program

In August students will complete a STAR assessment to compile a 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. As a parent you may wish to read the Accelerated Reader Parent’s Guide. The guide is designed to answer your questions regarding this reading program. Your child will be bringing home a letter within the first or second week of school entitled the “Home Connect” which will contain the login information you and your child can use to check your child’s progress with Accelerated Reader. From your personal electronic device, you will be able to check your child’s AR progress. Your child will not be able to take AR quizzes outside of the school or after school hours.

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.

AR Grading

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 AR 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 each nine-week grading period. Each nine-weeks, students with the most AR points per class will receive an award for their achievement.

ReadWorks

Occasionally, students may be asked to complete a passage using the ReadWorks.org website. This site is another independent reading tool that allows the teacher to select texts which are geared to a student’s reading level. ReadWorks is an online digital site which can be accessed on any digital device. Tools are available on the site to assist students with their reading. Students will be notified when they are to complete a passage using the ReadWorks site. Students will be asked to login using a code that I will give them.

AR Due Dates

1st Midterm Grade - Sep 12 1st Nine-weeks - Oct 19 2nd Midterm Grade - Dec 7 2nd Nine-weeks - Jan 4 3rd Midterm Grade - Feb 8 3rd Nine-weeks - Mar 15 4th Midterm Grade - Apr 19 4th Nine-weeks - May 17

Classic Novels to Read

Use the link to locate a listing: “An A to Z of Classic Literature for Middle School Students” It has a short description for each title.

AR Links