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									Silent Reading Books


    6th Grade Language Arts
What is a Silent Reading Book?

   In addition to the material we will read
    together as a class, you will be required to
    read at least 35 (Adv: 50) pages in a book of
    their choice every week.
Requirements for a Silent Reading Book

It must be…
 …at least 100 pages long (150 for Advanced LA).

 …ONE of these three types of books.
      --fiction: a made-up story
      --an autobiography: someone writing about true
              things that happened in his/her real life
      --a biography: someone writing about true things
              that happened in someone else’s real life.
 …all one story through the whole book.

 …mainly words, not pictures.

 …at your reading level.
Requirements for a Silent Reading Book

It CANNOT be…
 …less than 100 (Adv.: 150) pages long.

 …a collection of short stories or myths with different
   characters and plots.
 …a collection of short biographies or autobiographies.

 …a graphic novel, comic, or picture book.

 …a play or screenplay.

 …a book you have already read.

 …a book someone else has read to you or assigned for
   you to read.
Outside Reading Requirement for
Language Arts
   Our first theme is: Making Choices.
   As your required outside reading assignment, you must read two novels.
    One of those novels needs to relate to our theme. The novels can be from
    any genre but must be at your appropriate reading level.
   Both books and the corresponding assignment must be completed by
    November 2, 2012. Your reading logs will be checked by the teacher every
    week and will be part of your overall Language Arts grade.
   Novel One Activity: Create a Flow Map to summarize the major events in
    the novel. Your map should have at least 15 events that address the 5 parts
    of plot.
   Novel Two Activity: Create a Brace Map that explains the choices the
    main character has to make throughout the book. Also include the
    outcomes of those choices.
   You can turn in your reading activities as you finish them but both must be
    completed by November 2.
Outside Reading Requirement for
Advanced Language Arts
   Our first theme is: Making Choices.
   As your required outside reading assignment, you must read three novels that relate to
    our theme. The novels can be from any genre but must be at your appropriate reading
    level.
   All three books and the corresponding assignment must be completed by November 2,
    2012. Your reading logs will be checked by the teacher every week and will be part of
    your overall Language Arts grade.
   Novel One Activity: Create a Flow Map to summarize the major events in the novel.
    Your map should have at least 15 events that address the 5 parts of plot.
   Novel Two Activity: Create a Brace Map that explains the choices the main character
    has to make throughout the book. Also include the outcomes of those choices.
   Novel Three Activity: Student Choice. Create any kind of project that represents your
    understanding of plot and how the main character’s choices lead to the resolution of the
    novel. You can create another Thinking Map other than the two mentioned above (do
    not use Circle Map), make a movie, poster, newspaper article, diary entry, scrapbook, or
    anything else you can think of. Be creative!
   You can turn in your reading activities as you finish them but all three must be
    completed by November 2.

								
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