This year students have been tasked with reading 40 books! The goal of reading such a large collection of books is to assist in guiding students down a path of reading self-discovery.
By the end of the year they will experience different genres, discover new writing styles, and possibly have a new favorite author. Who knows, they may even find a new favorite book. Included in their folder is a list of 200 books that are suggested for 4th grade readers. However, they don’t have to read books just off this list. You can read any book approved by a teacher and parent. All they have to do is select a book and fill out their “Reading Life Log”. When done with a book he/she will be able to talk about it with the class and have a book brunch with me.
This is in place of a reading log that is signed everyday. Students will read about 15 minutes a night, but given how busy life becomes it is not always the easy to accomplish nightly. Therefore, some students will read 30 minutes some days or read more on the weekends. Parents sign when students finish a book. I encourage you to talk about the book with your student. For example, find out their favorite part, and least favorite part of the book. Who was their favorite character? Who was their least favorite? Please let me know if you have any questions and happy reading!