Daily Reading Homework

Monday through Thursday students read 30 minutes each night, writing the title and pages read on their Reading Logs.  Each day the students must return to class with the book they are currently reading and their log.  Parents sign their log on Thursday night, as well as their planners.  Please do not sign ahead. 
Students are required to test on at least 3 SRC, Scholastic Reading Counts,  books each nine weeks.  The majority of the books in the library are SRC.  They are labeled with SRC and the reading level.  This enables me to track their reading and comprehension. The due date for the first book is the 3 week progress note, the second book is due before the next progress note and the last book is due before the Report Cards.  I will send a copy of their test results with progress notes and report cards to keep you up to date.
This is a helpful tool to inspect what I expect.  The most important way to improve their vocabulary, gain fluency, and improve comprehension, is reading.  If your student is a reader who currently struggles please see me and I will give you strategies to work on at home.  Tutorials are offered, but they do not take the place of nightly reading.  The reading done in class does not count for their at home reading.  I realize that this is not an easy task for all students, but I know that it is the most important way to help them become successful readers.