Mrs. Pasquale's Reading 6

“In the case of good books, the point is not to see how many of them you can get through, but rather how many can get through to you.”

~Mortimer J. Adler

Please click the link to view the class syllabus:
 
 
Please note the following requirements for AR this year: 
 
Accelerated reader is a part of each student's reading grade.  Students should select books that meet both their interest and reading level and then strive to meet a daily reading goal.  Around the midpoint of the grading period, I will enter AR points that students have accumulated and then continue to update them weekly. Fifteen (15) AR points must be accumulated by the end of EACH grading period. AR points will reset to zero when each new grading period begins. It is the student's responsibility to keep track of his/her AR points. AR points count as a test grade and will be averaged into the student's final grade at the END of every grading period.
  • Students have the option to read one (1) book valued at 12-15 points. If the AR test is passed with an 80% or higher, then the student will be awarded the full 15 points.
OR
  • Students have the option to read 2-3 books valued less than 12 points. If the AR tests are passed with an 80% or higher then the student will be awarded the full 15 points.
  • For either option above, if the student earns a 70%, they will receive points earned on the AR tests but will need to read additional books to reach their goal.
  • For either option above, if the student earns a 60% or lower, the student must alert me immediately if they want to do an alternative assignment to still receive points.
  • Students are NOT permitted to read books valued less than four (4) AR points.
  • Students are NOT permitted to take AR tests on books that they read in elementary school.
  • Students may access the AR site to take tests from 8:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. while in school.  
  • Students have downloaded the app for AR on their iPads and may take quizzes on them while at school.   Please note: Quizzes cannot be taken outside of school.
  • If you would like to check and make sure there is an AR test for the book you are reading, please visit:www.arbookfind.com  (students will add this site to the homescreens on their iPads at the beginning of the school year)
  • AR website: https://hosted249.renlearn.com/24022 (students will add the app for this to their iPads at the beginning of the school year)
 
Please feel free to email with any questions or concerns: 
 
 
Reading 6 is a course designed to enhance students' critical thinking skills as they apply various active reading strategies.  Students will practice and develop their analysis and interpretation of texts, as well as build vocabulary, through the study of various literary genres.  In Reading 6, students will read novels, short stories, nonfiction text, poetry, and drama.  Students will engage in the learning process through many different experiences: class discussions, group/partner work, Literature circles, class activities, projects, and writing.  Course work will also include supplemental materials (such as standards-based instructional workbooks, Study Island, and Accelerated Reader) to enhance learning in the classroom.
Email: tpasquale@centralvalleysd.net
 
Phone: 724-775-8200, ext. 30204
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