Students will be
receiving a reading log each month, beginning in October. They should use their
log to keep track of all of the reading (books, magazines, etc.) that they do
in one month. Monthly reading logs should be kept in the student’s reading
folder and they will be checked periodically to note your child’s progress
throughout the month. Students should be reading books appropriate for his/her
reading level. Children who are capable of reading more challenging books
should be encouraged to do so.
Students will also be
required to indicate the genre of the book read. For example, is the book a
fairy tale, a legend, drama, historical fiction, realistic fiction, a
biography? We will be learning about and discussing a variety of genres in
reading so your child will master the various types. They will need to know
genres for the standardized tests. Students will be bringing home information
discussing the characteristics of each genre type. Please emphasize to your
child that he/she MUST keep track of all handouts distributed in class.
Reading logs will be collected at the end of the month and must
be signed by a parent or guardian. Students will receive a grade for their
logs. Logs without signatures or incomplete logs will not be accepted and
will be returned to your child. Five
points will be deducted from late reading logs. The number of books read by
your child each month is also recorded on the report card quarterly. Please
let me know if you have any questions.
Ms. N. Parks