First and foremost, reading helps you to develop a sense of identity. Whether you read news articles that report on sports or politics, novels that explore far off lands, or religious texts that develop a sense of morality, reading builds who you are. The act of reading is also a way to:
Class Reading Goals
The ultimate goal for reading in this class is to build a healthy life-long habit that can help you find happiness and success. That is a lofty goal! To build towards it, we take small steps.
- Read what you love - know what you love to read but never be afraid to explore new genres, topics, or authors.a
- Always have something to read - be it digital or print, carry something to read everywhere you go.
- Read every day - find time to read at least 30 minutes every day you breath.
- Reread, read closely, and reflect - know what you read intimately and let it shape you.
- Make reading social - find ways to share what you have read with others.
What do SSL and LRCs look like in this class?
SSL Goals are Individual Goals
LASS 8 - Read at least one book and at least 300 pages.
PreAP - Read at least one book and at least 350 pages.
Bring your selected book to Language Arts and to Flex for SSL.
Read for at least 30 minutes.
Track your reading progress on Classroom.
After Every Book
LRC Goals are Group Goals
Select a new group and a new book and create a reading plan.
Assign a new LRC role to each group member.
Twice a week
Complete your assigned LRC role in your Reader's Notebook.
Come with your LRC roles complete and be prepared to share about your book with your group.
Next, after reading each book, students will complete a Book Response. This activity is due on the day of your final book group meeting.
December / January / February
Respond to the book's theme and style.