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. Students with excessive tardiness will meet with their grade level deans to develop a corrective action plan.

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.

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. Points lost can be earned back via extra credit, as described above.