Important Info about your student's English Class:
Parents - Your 9th grader is required to have an independent reading book in my class.
They may get the books in our school library before/after school, during Conference period and during lunch. They are even allowed to download books, bring them from home, etc.
Every so often, I may take them to the library, but as older students, they are supposed to take the responsibility to get the book and bring it to class EVERY THURSDAY for Sustained Silent Reading (SSR).
I have various assignments tied to this reading and they may earn points weekly. It's an easy way to earn points AND increase their reading skills - a win-win situation.
Please make sure they have a book. They may have a reading log, so please ask them for it and sign it if they read at home - which may also earn points for them in English class.
Thank you and email me with any questions.