Students received a reading log last week to read 6 hours outside of school by Feb. 21st. If they complete this and turn it in to us on time, they will receive a free Six Flags ticket in May.
The LUNCH class that turns in the most will win a pizza and movie party. If there is a tie, the class that turns them in first will be the winner. PLEASE encourage your students to participate!!!
Each student received a copy of both of these sheets below, but these links will provide extra copies just in case. 🙂
This is the link to the parent letter more detailed information about the program – ReadToSucceed_Parent_Letter_20132014.
Click this link for an extra reading log – ReadToSucceed_Student_Reading_Log_20132014.
This is an example of some books I’m looking to add to the collection in order to support career and skill building as well as guidance and character education.
This book is part of a series, Math in the Real World. Do you think this book would serve the interest of our students as well as support the math curriculum? Other titles in the series include How Astronauts Use Math, How Baseball Managers Use …, How Fighter Pilots Use…, etc.
Bloom’s books are recommended for grades 9-up. These books seemed to be similar as they explore key figures, developments, and literary works that “collectively have formed a multicultural literary tradition.” The series also includes African-Am. writers, Arab-Am. and Muslim writers, Asian-Am. writers, Hispanic-Am. writers. I think it is important to expose kids to diverse literature and its characteristics. Let me know what you think. 🙂 These are available in e-books.
The link above will take you to a description of this book, available as an e-book. There are four in the “Our Freedom to Read” series. These books examine books that have been challenged or banned. It is suggested for grades 5-8. Other titles in the series include Classic Books, Outsider Fiction, and Science Fiction and Fantasy.
This is a series that would be beneficial to the Ancient civilizations research project that the English classes do. Out of the series, 3 titles are available as e-books. These include Ancient China, Ancient Egypt, and Ancient Greece. These books are newer than the other series. There copyright is 2013.