This Wednesday and Thursday (Day 5 and 6) we’ll be talking about independent reading. Independent reading is a crucial study skill; of the most important things you can do to grow as a thinker is to read a lot. Independent reading is not only fun, but it builds your vocabulary and your knowledge of the world. We’ll look at the research on this later, but for let’s just say reading makes you a better reader, a better thinker and a better writer.
Most Humanities teachers expect you to read, and so do I. Today we’ll set up Google Classroom, and I’ll send you a copy of a basic reading log. (This is my first time using Google Classroom, so we’ll learn together!) I’ll go over what I expect in class and will answer any questions. Don’t worry, my reading log won’t take much time–it’s just a way to keep track of the books you read this semester; this will give us something to talk about when we begin our regular reading conferences.
Once you’ve completed your log, you can turn it in. I’ll take a look at it and will return it to you so you can keep adding to it.