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On Monday, January 13, 2020, students completed their last AR check-in for the second marking period. On Wednesday, January 15, 2020, students took the STAR test. The results of this test were used to guide students in choosing an AR rubric for the third marking period. Students have a copy of their STAR results, a copy of their third marking period rubric, and a permisssion for the AR rubric. Please ask your child to see these papers. The first check-in of the third marking period is on Monday, February 3, 2020. Students should be reading a minimum of 20 minutes each evening at home. Please see the Accelerated Reader Program page on this website for the dates of the other AR check-ins for the third marking period.
ELA accelerated students have completed more than half of Collection Two - Perception and Reality. The last two passages in the collection are fiction. Students will end the collection with an additional short story - "One Ordinary Day with Peanuts" by Shirley Jackson. I am projecting the Collection Two test will be the week of February 3, 2020. Students will receive a study guide which includes concepts and skills to review. The study guide will be availble on Schoology. After the test students will begin a final essay for Collection Two; I am projecting this will be due prior to February 14, 2020.
ELA students in class 13,14,15 are beginning Collection Two - Perception and Reality. There are both fiction and nonfiction texts in the collection. Collection Two will likley come to an end in February. At the end of the collection there will be a collection test and an essay.
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