This week was a busy one. We began diving into both curriculums head first.
In Reading class, we started Unit 1;Lesson 1 in our Florida iReady Workbooks. This is an intensive and effective curriculum that has a proven track record with other Imagine Schools. I am excited to see our students benefit from utilizing it daily. The workbooks will remain in the classroom for in class work to ensure they are available daily for all the students to benefit from.
Homework going forward in Reading will be free reading for 30 minutes every Monday through Thursday night. They may choose any reading material they like for the time being. Students must complete at least 3/4 of a page journal entry in their Reading Comprehension Notebooks for each 30 minute nightly reading session. Please include the date, material read, and page numbers.
In English Language Arts class we began reading our Collections curriculum. This is an interactive program including handouts, virtual close readings, and various ELA skill practices. We will be working with these texts throughout the year as a whole group and in cooperative learning groups within the classroom. Students can expect homework tied to these readings in the future.
Have a fantastic and relaxing weekend.
Ms. Hayes, Imagine Middle School Reading and English Language Arts