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Independent Reading Projects & Increasing reading LevelsAshley Davis and Phillip Perry Wellcome Middle SchoolGreenville NC

Turn and Talk What are the main problems with independent reading in your middle school classroom?

Data Eastern North Carolina Demographics - Low income, Title 1 school, 50% White, 45% African American, 5% Hispanic74% of students increased reading levels in STAR Reading 57% of students increased reading level and showed or met growth on EOG 41% College and Career Ready61% On Grade Level Ways to Hold to Students AccountableAllow Students CHOICE!Reading Journals, record more than Title and AuthorTeacher Student TalksBook TalksBook Projects by Choice Digital Program to Log Books Article - 10 Authentic Ways to Hold Students Accountable...Student ChoiceAllow students to choose the books they readWARNING! Content may be risque'!

Reading Journal Requirements10 Entries for Homework (2 Weeks)

Students Choose Best - Quiz GradeAllow time to edit Peer editAllow students to reviseAll Journal Entries and Rubrics

Grading Homework Check Student Choice - Quiz

Student Journal

Independent Projects

Thinglink ExampleLetter to the Author

Be Brave - Reading Video

Contact InformationNames: Ashley Davis and Phillip PerrySchool: Wellcome Middle School, Pitt County SchoolsEmail: davisa@pitt.k12.nc.us perryp@pitt.k12.nc.us