“Reading should not be presented to children as a chore or duty. It should be offered to them as a precious gift.”— Kate DiCamillo
- It is expected that students will spend 30 minutes reading at home each day. This is above and beyond the other homework that students are expected to complete. If a student is not able to read 30 minutes on a given evening, then he or she can make up the time another night or over the weekend.
- Reading in 6th grade is just as important as reading in any other grade. Students are no longer learning to read, they are reading to learn. Without the proper practice and skills, 6th graders will struggle to meet the new, more intense and complex College and Career Readiness Standards.
- Students will have a toolbox of strategies to understand anything they read by the time they leave our class. This includes reading everything from non-fiction/informational text, to classic novels, to books they choose for themselves.
- Research suggests that 6th graders who read at least 1 million words during their sixth grade year will be more successful in future grades than those who do not.