This week we...
Next week we will...
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What did we do this week?
What is coming up next week?
We will be...
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Parents and Guardians...
Please feel free to come visit us for Wheeler High School's open house on Thursday 8/22. This is a "drop in" open house, meaning that you can "drop in" to your student's classes at any time from 5:30-7:30. This is a great opportunity to get more information about the Read 180 program! See the attached flyer for more details.
Padres y Tutores...
No dude en venir a visitarnos para la jornada de puertas abiertas de Wheeler High School el jueves 8/22. Esta es una jornada de puertas abiertas, lo que significa que puede ingresar a las clases de su estudiante en cualquier momento de 5:30 a 7:30. ¡Esta es una gran oportunidad para obtener más información sobre el programa Read 180! Vea el volante adjunto para más detalles.
What did we complete last week?
What is coming up this week?
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Week 1 Recap:
-finished our acrostic poems.
-took our Reading Inventory test.
-selected our daily independent reading books.
-started our first round of vocabulary.
-reviewed common vs. proper nouns and practiced proper capitalization.
What's coming up next week?
-continue practicing capitalization.
-practice timed writing with "The Power of Words" quick write.
-learn about growth vs. fixed mindsets.
-make our own Read 180 SMART goals.
-take our first vocabulary quiz on Thursday!*
-start learning how to identify the central idea with supporting details through reading about optical illusions and the importance of perspective.
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We had such an excellent first two days in Read 180! We are going to have an incredible semester.
Recap of Thursday and Friday:
What's coming up for Week 1:
What is the Reading Inventory and how does it affect my placement?
The Scholastic Reading Inventory measures your Lexile score (reading level). We take this test during the first full week of school to determine that you are correctly placed. If your Lexile is on or above grade level, you will get moved into an open 9th Grade Literature section during the same block in which you had Read 180. If you were scheduled to take 9th Grade Literature in the spring semester, it will just be replaced with a different class. The 2019 9th grade Lexile starts at 1100.
What if I was already in 9th Grade Literature, but I was moved into Read 180?
If you were initially in 9th Grade Literature this semester and you were moved into Read 180, this means your Lexile score from the Reading Inventory you took in 9th Grade Literature was identified as below grade level. You are now required to take Read 180 before you take 9th Grade Literature. You will take 9th Grade Literature in the spring semester instead.
Feel free to email me or send me a text via REMIND with any questions!