Students in my Grade 7 and 8 Language Arts classes are required to read two novels independently through the course of one month. I have created this booklet to guide their journey through experimenting with books of different genres.
In this booklet, each half page represents a month from September to June, with June being a "bonus" month. Each month there is a different genre, assignment, assessment, and a place to record scores for a Renaissance Reading test.
Genres include: Mystery, Humour, Historical Fiction and Christian Fiction. Assignments vary greatly from written work to creative art projects to oral work. Book talks, mobiles, and word clouds are just a few of the projects.
Assessment looks at spelling/grammar, fulfilment of the project's requirements, and other items based on the assignment.
This booklet is easy to print off and photocopy into a small booklet for your students to hold onto all year long.