AR REQUIREMENTS
 
A requirement for sixth grade reading is participation in the Accelerated Reader (AR) program. AR points are an ONGOING assignment throughout the entire grading period. Throughout the grading period, I will enter AR points at least once a week (usually on Fridays, after school). Fifteen (15) AR points must be accumulated by the end of EACH grading period. AR points will reset to zero when the new grading period begins. It is the student's responsibility to keep track of his/her AR points. AR points are treated as a test grade and will be averaged into the student's final grade at the END of the 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 earn 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.
  • If a student is absent from school, they may access the AR website at home between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. Renaissance Place is inactive when school is not in session. 
  • If you would like to check and make sure there is an AR test for the book you are reading, please visit the link below:
  • AR BookFinder
  • AR Website (Renaissance Place)
 
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
 
Please note the new weighting of grades in Powerschool for the 2016-2017 school year. The document below lists the different weights for each content area. More information about the weighting of grades will be shared at Open House on Wednesday, September 21.  
 
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Course Description:
 
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, projects, class activities, 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.
Contact Information:
 
Miss Rosatone
Ext. 63138 
 
 
 
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