Students will have Independent Reading Homework over the Winter Break, in order to hold them accountable for daily reading. You can find the assignment description below. Students have until Friday, Dec. 18 to have me sign off on their book.
Students are required to a reading journal (40 points), have me sign off on the book (10 points), and select other "mini assignments" that will total to 50 points. Students can complete more than 50 points worth of assignments if they choose.
I will not collect reading logs until after the project is finished. Instead students will need to keep a reading journal. The journal should include the date of reading and the pages they read. Then include a 1 paragraph response.
Some questions stems include:
I noticed this is important...because...
My first impression of this work is . . .
What is confusing me most is . . .
What I now understand is . . .
What’s happening in this (passage, scene, chapter) is . . .
What happened to me as I read was . . .
I enjoyed (this character, setting, or section of writing) because . . .
I can/can't really identify with what is going on here because . . .
The quality I admire in . . . (this person, character) is . .
.I saw an example of it when . . .
I want to be more like ................because ...
As I read about...I am reminded of . . .
I have changed my mind about . . .because . . .
I predict that . . . based on . . .
I wonder . . .
I wish . . .
My questions is . . .
What I am happy/sad or angry/glad about is . . .
I conclude that . . . because . . .
I never realized that . . .
I learned or relearned that . . . I
think the author's main idea or theme is . . .
The general mood/tone of this work seems to b