Mrs. Susan Cooper

6 A Language Arts

Westwood Regional Middle School

Summer Reading Assignment

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I have always been an avid reader; I can easily get lost for hours in a good book. My hope this year is to instill a love of reading and writing with all of my students by helping them find books they want to read.

This is my 23rd year teaching in the Westwood School District. I live in Emerson with my husband and 19 year-old twins. I look forward to an exciting year together!

Course Description:

Literacy Workshop provides support and opportunities for students to practice, develop and demonstrate their reading, writing, speaking and listening skills in deeply engaged ways. In Literacy Workshop, students work to apply what they learn through literature to the world around them. Literacy Workshop asks students to read and write in a community that honors productivity, preparedness and respect for its members.Students will set goals for themselves and learn how to make plans for meeting those goals through authentic self-reflection. The workshop concept is based on the idea that choice, relevant tasks, and extended time to read and write will greatly increase a student's motivation to learn and their capacity to succeed in school and beyond.

Grading Policy

Students will be responsible for classwork, participation, assignments and reading work. All work is graded cumulatively. Students' grades are based on a calculation of total points earned divided by total points possible.

For example, if the total points possible for the quarter is 500 and a student earns 450 points, the grade will be 90% for the quarter.


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