This year seventh graders will be beginning a new READ 180 Next Generation Program by Scholastic. Our eighth grade students will continue in the program they began last year. I am extremely excited about this innovative program which combines whole group instruction, small group instruction, as well as individualized computer software and independent reading.
Our class will consist of rotations from one group to the next on a timed schedule. Our room has a separate area for silent reading or listening to audiobooks. Students will be able to track their own progress on their computerized Dashboard, and we will also address vocabulary, spelling, writing, and reading fluency.
The reading material is high interest with challenging questions for reflection.
We are going to have a fantastic year!