• aDear Parents,
        Our class is incorporating the BookIt Reading Program into our SSR time and reading class. As a fifth and sixth grader, your child should be reading, on average, 300 minutes per month. Many students will reach and go beyond this goal very easily while others may need reminded to read 10 minutes each day. There will be many days in which your child will have had at least 10 minutes to read during the school day. An extra incentive to reading 300 minutes a month comes with the BookIt Reading Program. Each month, your child will receive a free Personal Pan pizza coupon from Pizza Hut for keeping track of his/her 300 minutes and having you sign the daily calendar confirming that your child met the monthly goal of 300 minutes. This coupon can be used for up to one month from the date issued and can be used for take-out also! There are other benefits that our class can qualify for through the BookIt program. In addition, the program offers information for parents. Please feel free to look at their website for more details: http://www.bookitprogram.com/ .
        In addition to reading a minimum of 300 minutes/month (and after reading the book), he/she will need to share the book with the class. This could be done in a variety of ways: book review, summary, poster, power point, retelling of the story through the point of view of a character in the story, oral presentation, recreating a scene, etc... The options are only limited to your child's imagination, but must be approved by you and me. I will give your child directions on how to complete the assignment based on what he/she chooses. The monthly reading calendar and the book assignment will be a part of your child's grades in participation for reading. There are many benefits to reading. By choosing novels that your child is interested in, I am hope that this extra reading program will help your child's love for reading to grow.

    Below is a review of the BookIt - SSR Reading requirements for your child:a
    • Choose an SSR book (must be a novel) that is interesting to you and appropriate. (Your parents should know what you are reading and approve of it. If you need help, you can ask Mrs. Husak or me.)
    • Read a minimum of 300 minutes/month (approx. 10 mins. a day)
    • Parents must sign a calendar to confirm minutes read.
    Thank you for all of your support in encouraging your child to read!
    Matthew Dudley
Last Modified on January 4, 2016