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Independent Reading Requirements: 8th grade Advanced Language Arts

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General Requirements:
  • As part of the Georgia Performance Standards for 7th grade Language Arts all students are to read 25 books. This roughly translates to 6 books every 9 weeks (So its time to start reading!).
  • Students are expected to read outside of class daily.
  • Students are expected to bring their independent reading book to class EVERYDAY.
  • Students will be expected to post book reviews on the website Goodreads.com and meet all posting requirements.

Book Choices
You have the freedom to choose most of the books you want to read, however if a title is not of at a substantial reading level you might not receive credit for the reading/posting (see your teacher if you are unsure of a title). Additionally, there are some required readings that you must consider.
  • Each 9 weeks you must pick 1 title from the Spectrum Reading List (to be posted online).
  • Lastly, books such as graphic novels* and mangas are allowed but you may only count 2 of them toward your 25 book list.
    *there are a few titles that are exceptions to this rule, please see your teacher for details

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Grade Breakdown for GoodReads Postings:
Grade Number of Books Read
A 5+ completed books and postings
B 4 completed books and postings
C 3 completed books and postings
F 2 or less completed books and postings

End of the year totals (to be used the 4th Nine Weeks):
Grade Number of Books Read
A 22-25+ completed books and postings
B 18-21 completed books and postings
C 14-17 completed books and postings
F 13 or less completed books and postings