Truman Middle School
1st period Reading
2nd period Reading
4th period Reading
5th period Reading
6th period Reading
The best of a book is not in the thought it contains,
but the thought it suggests;
just as the charm of music dwells not in the tones
but in the echoes of our hearts.
Oliver Wendell Holmes
Student Learning Targets for Reading
1) I will use the reading process with every kind of reading to help me learn and remember more.
2) I will be an active reader by thinking about what I am reading and making an effort to understand.
3) I will understand and use the essential reading skills of making inferences, drawing conclusions, comparing and contrasting, and evaluating.
4) I will read with confidence.
5) I will be a life long learner.
Students will be required to turn in one book report a month (November-May). Books read for book reports must be at the student's reading level or above. Book report forms are available in the classroom (for periods 1-5). If you do not have the form, see information below. Scholastic Reading Inventory (SRI) will be given at the beginning of the school year to determine reading level. Students will also take SRI in January and May.
BOOK REPORT DUE DATES: November 30, January 2 (Dec. book report), January 31, February 28, March 29, April 30, May 31
Periods 1, 2, 4, and 5
Reading logs will be due approximately once a week, each Wednesday school is in session. The front whiteboard will always have the due date for the next log. The first reading log will be due Oct. 3rd, after our first trip to the library, Sept. 25th. One and a half hours of reading per week is required for each reading log.
Reading logs will be due on the first school day of each month. Thirty minutes per day of reading is required. The first reading log is due on November 1st.
2) Amount of time spent reading
3) Title of what was read
PARENT/GUARDIAN SIGNATURE IS REQUIRED ON READING LOGS.
On-line grades will be updated at least every two weeks, usually more often.
BOOK REPORT INFORMATION FOR PERIODS 1-5
Write one paragraph (6-8 sentences) for each category: Setting, Characters, Main Events, Problem/Conflict and Conclusion. Also include a paragraph (3-4 sentences) about why you liked the book, or why you didn't like the book.
BOOK REPORT INFORMATION FOR PERIOD 6
Write one paragraph for each of the following categories:
Setting (8-10 sentences)
Characters (10-12 sentences)
Main Events/Plot (10-12 sentences)
Problem/Conflict (8-10 sentences)
Conclusion (How did it end? 7-8 sentences)
Did you like the book? (6-7 sentences)