Each month students are expected to read a book and answer a few questions about their book. Reading has a direct relationship with academic success (vocabulary, comprehension, and writing), but it also improves our social and emotional skills. The only stipulation I have is that students read a different genre each month. I have attached the genre list. Please encourage your students to stay on top of this assignment. If they are reading a little everyday like they should, this will not be a difficult assignment.

If a Graphic Novel is read it must  be approved by me to count as anything other than the Free Choice. There are some really good ones out there, but Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Dork Diaries and others like those will only count as a Free Choice. Students need to push themselves and be able to read other things.

This will be a test grade each month!

I have many books in my classroom library for them to choose from or they can also check out books from the middle school library.

  • Fantasy
  • Historical Fiction
  • Science Fiction
  • Realistic Fiction
  • Non Fiction
  • Book and Movie (Read the book then watch the movie to analyze the differences)
  • Fiction/Non-Fiction (Read a Fiction book, then a non-fiction that is the same subject or comparable in some way ex: read a book set on the Titanic and then a non-fiction book about the Titanic)
  • Challenge (A difficult book in some way to the student)
  • Free choice (Can be anything)