Reading Requirements

 English 7 and 8


Your goal this year is to become a better reader.  You can do this by practicing reading.  You are expected to read THREE self-selected books a marking period.  These books can be of any genre you like and should meet the established criteria.


Why do all this reading?

 To increase your reading stamina.  Reading stamina refers to the amount of reading that can be completed and comprehended in a single sitting.

 & To make you aware of how you read and what you like to read.

 & To expose yourself to a wide variety of authors and genres.

 & To foster an enjoyment for reading. 

Reading Accountability:

Your reading will be assessed in several ways—

  1. Reading Records—keep track of the books that you read on your reading record.  You will also record the task completed, and received feedback on this task.  All this will be kept in your reading portfolio which will be kept in the classroom. 

  2. Reading Response Journal--each time a reading accountability task is due, you will complete a reading response journal entry.  The response journal is part of your reading portfolio.  We will have 3 entries each marking period. 

  3. Graded Assignments—You will need to complete three graded assignments each marking period.  GRADED ASSIGNMENTS CANNOT BE DUPLICATED--meaning you must do three different tasks each marking period.  These graded assignments include: (Click on the assignment title, and the task will appear in a new window.)



Book Post Card: Post card letter written from the perspective of the main character.(FICTION)

Reading Response Sheet
: 4 questions about your book (FICTION)


Book Talk: Brief presentation to the class on your book (FICTION or NON-FICTION)

Book Flag: Hand-drawn flag and description of major elements of the book.(FICTION)


Book Brochure: Brief pamphlet about the characters, themes and setting of the book. (FICTION)


Book Envelope: Decorated envelope on book containing information about the book. (FICTION)


Book Mark: Guided book mark about the main character (FICTION)


Character Interview: Written interview with the main character, question/answer style (FICTION)

Book Review: 3 to 4 paragraphs about your book (FICTION OR NON-FICTION)

Book Biography:  4 questions about your book.  (NON-FICTION) 

Think in Threes: Three Questions about your book. (FICTION) Click on file below. 

Theme-tastic: Focused on theme of book (FICTION).  Find below in file list. 



Your reading accountability grade then will be an average of your reading record, reading response journal and your completed reading accountability tasks.  

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