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8th Grade Reading




      Greetings! We are currently studying Notice and Note Signposts which can be used to effectively identify plot points to expand on and develop deep understanding of text. November and December will be a time to work on our fictional reading skills. Our curriculum is based on Columbia University's Reading Workshop for 8th Grade. Students are expected to keep a binder in the classroom and a composition notebook that goes with them between school and home. Students have 20 minutes of reading homework, Monday through Thursday. Along with this, they need to jot their thoughts down in their notebook. This is how they practice their reading strategies at their "just-right" reading levels. Students should be identifying Notice and Note Signposts as they jot and using these for Reading Entries. Students typically need to do 2 Reading Entries per week in the classroom. Students will use their Chromebooks to write longer responses to text and also to enhance their language skills, including vocabulary. Students are working hard this fall!