Thursday, November 29, 2018

Required Reading in MzT's English Class


Required Reading
English Class, Ms. Taylor

Each English student will read material outside of English class. Three types of material are required: fiction, informational and biographical. Students log their daily progress in a reading log in their interactive notebook (INB). The student will present an alternative book report (ABR) for each of the required reading three types. and write a five paragraph essay on one of the required readings.
The purpose of Required Reading outside of class is to
1.   Give students ownership of their reading responsibilities;
2.   Improve reading comprehension skills, as well as speed and fluency, in more than one genre;
3.   Enhance familiarity with punctuation skills and grammar usage through the written page;
4.   Open venues of research online;
5.   Develop speaking skills to the entire class as well as in collaborative groups; and create a community of respectful listeners.
6.   Strengthen thinking and writing skills through creation of presentations and essays.
7.   Grow curiosity and imagination, and an increasing love of literature.

What kind of reading is acceptable? Books and topics are cleared by the teacher.
Fiction books must be at grade level, and books considered classics are preferred. The student may watch a Shakespeare movie and do a presentation; however only Shakespeare is allowed in movie form.  Students may also read books of poetry.
Biographical material may be a book or information found online from valid sources, at least seven links to be documented. The resources may include video.
Informational material may be a book or information found online from valid sources, at least seven links to be documented. The resources may include video.
Here are the choices for Alternative Books Report:

Thank you, Todd Finley.


Students will choose one writing prompt.


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