Welcome to READING in December!
Students have a copy of the 7th Grade December Reading Sheet or 8th Grade December Reading Sheet. Each day as noted by the date, the student records what has been read and what they are expected to read, depending on which book they have chosen from the December Book Shelves. There are more than 100 titles to chose from covering every genre. Each book has an agenda that is in the back cover of the book telling them the minimum amount of reading they need to do each day of school. Students are encouraged to read ahead if they want to, but it is not necessary. If students choose to read ahead, their agenda no longer follows the book exactly.
JOURNALING: Student's journals still need to include the minimum number of topics per grade level, BUT, in this unit they write their journals to me in letter format. I then will write back to tem about their book on the day their journals are scheduled to be graded.