Independent Reading

Mrs. McSurley's Classroom Library:

https://classroom.booksource.com/sign-in.aspx

Log In: Mcsurley

Class Password: devils1

*Password is case sensitive.

-You can use this resource to check to see if Mrs. McSurley has a book you're looking for available in her library. Once you "Check out" the book, please find Mrs. McSurley, and she will pull it from her shelf for you. 

-Return any of Mrs. McSurley's books in the basket near the window marked "Returns."

 

 

BIS School LIbrary uses Destiny Discover:

https://www.brookvilleschools.org/olc/teacher.aspx?s=1212

*You can browse books and place holds here. All 8th grade holds need to be placed by Friday. Books will be delivered to Mrs. McSurley's room on Tuesdays. 

-Return any of the school library books in the basket on the counter marked "BIS LIbrary Book Returns."

 

 

GoodReads:

https://www.goodreads.com/

*Good reads will help you keep track of books you have read and would like to read. You can also check out what your peers are reading.  

 

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"A child sitting in a quiet room with a good book isn’t a flashy, or more significantly, marketable teaching method. It just happens to be the only way anyone grew up to become a reader. And that is the goal: for every child to become a skilled, passionate, habitual, critical reader.  "
Nancy Atwell, Winner of the inaugural Global Teacher Prize

 


RL.8.10
By the end of the year, read and comprehend literature, including stories, dramas, and poems, at the high end of grades 6-8 text complexity band independently and proficiently.

8th Independent Reading

Students are asked to read 2 hours of literature, dramas, stories, or poetry outside of school each week.

 

Status of the Class- In class, record your reading status at least 2-3 times a week to document your reading progress.

Notice and Note- These strategies will be used to help students comprehend their self selected texts, encouraging them to think while reading. Students are asked to keep book marks or reflections of their thinking while reading.

 

Assessment- At the end of the quarter, students will review their reading progress and achievement through their status of the class, book mark noticings, and any other evidence or handouts that show their independent reading habits and thinking.  They will then be scored based on the mastery of RL8.10 as Below (6), Approaching (7), Meets (9), or Exemplary (10).

RL.8.10
By the end of the year, read and comprehend literature, including stories, dramas, and poems, at the high end of grades 6-8 text complexity band independently and proficiently.

 

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