Monday, September 11, 2017

7th Grade Reading Challenge and Book Orders

7th Grade Reading Challenge:
Today I introduced the 7th-grade reading challenge to students.  The expectations for reading this year are:
  • To set a reading challenge goal for themselves, this will be done in class tomorrow.
  • To read at least 20 minutes outside of class every single day
  • To read at least 25 chapter books or more
  • If they do not want to do a quantity goal, they can challenge themselves in another way, such as
    • Reading longer books than you normally do, if so, what is your typical range of pages?
    • Reading harder vocabulary books.
    • Trying new formats of books, if so which?
    • Trying new genres, if so which?
  • They do not need to log their minutes but we will keep track of books in class.
To see more information about this challenge, please go here

Book orders:

I asked the 7th graders if they still did book orders and they answered with a resounding  "Yes!"  So our first book order will go home today with interested students.  They are due back to me by Wednesday, the 13th of September.  Note that there is a teen catalog of choices too and that some of the books in it are more mature.

If you at all are considering ordering books for your child, please make it from this one, because if we receive $300 worth of orders our classroom gets 10,000 bonus points, which I then use to get us more books!

You can place your order by sending in a check made out to Scholastic Book Cub or by ordering online.
To shop Online: scholastic.com/readingclub
One-Time Class Activation Code: GXJ8R

Recommended Books:
  • Solo by Kwame Alexander
  • Refugee by Alan Gratz
  • Restart by Gordon Korman 
  • Amina's Voice by Hena Khan
  • I Survived True Stories: Tornado Terror
  • Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon (Teen)
  • Alex and Eliza by Melissa de la Cruz (Teen)
  • When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon (Teen)
  • Piecing Me Together by Renee Watson (Teen)
  • Pink is for Blobfish by Jess Keating (Picture book)
  • Whoosh! Lonnie Johnson's Supersoaking Stream of Inventions by Chris Barton (Picture book)

And so many more!

I hope to see you tonight at Go to School night from 6 PM to 7 PM.
Best,
Pernille Ripp

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