Reading At Home 2016/2017
Reading At Home is designed to encourage children to read as a life-long habit. Research shows that daily reading improves reading ability as well as test scores. Reading At Home is an integral part of Cougar Creek’s reading program, and is a required part of your homework at Cougar Creek.
Your goal is to read a minimum of 20 minutes for at least 20 days each month. You may read any and all reading materials, such as books, magazines, the newspaper, etc. You can include being read to, especially if you are a beginning reader or reading together as a family, but it should not be all of your reading time. It is important to do at least half of your reading at your reading level, the level where you can read most of the words, but have to work at a few. Count any reading outside of school as Reading At Home—reading in the car, at the doctor’s office, bedtime, any time.
Each month, you will record your reading on a calendar (see below...calendars are the same for primary and intermediate students). Mark in your calendar each day that you read. Put a mark on each day you read. You may use initials, stars, stickers, or anything you wish. You MUST have your parent or guardian sign your planner at the end of the month.