How can I guarantee my success in READ 180/Reading Workshop?

 

The keys to success in READ 180 can be found in Sanford's Expectations for Excellence:

 

1. SHOW UP: Students are expected to attend class every day. If a student misses all or part of a class (unless on a school field trip or attending an approved group), he or she will not earn points for that period of time. Missing an entire class means a loss of five points. Partial class absences will mean a loss of points on a pro-rated basis, with a 10-minute absence incurring a one-point loss, etc.. No matter the reason for absence, points lost can be earned back via extra credit. It is up to each student to choose appropriate extra credit assignments, complete them in a timely fashion, and hand them in for scoring. Possible extra credit assignments include taking and passing computerized book tests, writing book reports, completing STARS worksheets, and other opportunities presented in class.

Students are expected to be on time to class. Unexcused tardiness to class can have a negative effect on the smooth operation of any class, and can impact a student's progress in READ 180. Being on time to class is worth one READ 180 point each day. Points lost due to tardiness can be earned back via extra credit, as described above. A student with excessive tardiness may be asked to meet with his/her grade level dean to develop an action plan to improve his/her ability to get to class on time.

2. BE RESPECTFUL AND KIND: Appropriate participation in classroom activities is worth three READ 180 points each day. Points lost can be earned back via extra credit, as described above. Students are expected to treat peers and adults respectfully, and use kind words and gestures in all of their interactions.

3. GO PRO: Students should bring their Sanford binder (including their SAM) and a pencil to class each day. Being prepared for class is worth one READ 180 point each day. Going pro also means students participate in all learning activities and do their best. Points lost can be earned back via extra credit, as described above.