Silent Sustained Reading
- Reading builds vocabulary to help express yourself more clearly.
- Reading makes you a better writer and thinker.
- Reading can be relaxing and will also make you a more interesting conversationalist.
- And hopefully, you will be inspired to continue reading outside of the classroom.
- Twenty minutes twice a week and when you have completed class work- bring your book every class because you won't know which days.
- If you forget your book at home you must spend the time free-writing.
- A book that is not too difficult and not too easy.
- A book that you are interested in reading.
- A book that your parents/ guardians, if asked, would allow you to read.
- The book must be at least one hundred and fifty pages long. It can be a novel or graphic novel. It cannot be a magazine or comic. (If you have one that is shorter than that you can get special permission from Ms. J by showing her the novel and discussing the reasons why you think this book would be a good read for you.)
- Check the board for our day plan and if it says SSR 2:10pm - then take out your book and begin reading at 2:10.
- Stay in your seat during SSR so others are not distracted.
- Do not use your SSR time to do your homework.
- Do not talk.
- Do your best to read the whole time.
- Before reading, record the date, title of your book, and starting page #
- When we finish, record the page # you stopped reading and write a five to ten line response in your SSR section in your binder.
- Ms. J will be checking your binders regularly.
J Fresh Dollars:
- Did you enjoy your book?
- Do you think someone else in the class might like to read this book?
- Then share your book with the class and J Fresh will make it rain!
- All you have to do is come up to the front of the class, tell us the name, author, and give a brief synopsis of the book.