A School-Wide Reading Program Has Begun!
Monday, December 06, 2010 11:25 AM


Students at Northeast Middle School often hear, "We become better readers by READING." To encourage each student to read, we are now offering two incentive programs under the umbrella of "School-wide Reading". Through these programs, students can

  • Win prizes for participating!
  • Reach your own personal goal and become a stronger reader before the year ends!
  • Read with friends and encourage each other!
  • Learn about new books that others are reading!

One option is for students to keep track of the number of minutes they read on their own by using the "At-Home Reading Committment" (see below). Students agree "to read at home and keep track of my reading on this reading log. After reading for 100 minutes, I will write down a summary of what I have been reading. I will have a parent or guardian sign this page when it is completed. I am doing this because I understand that it is important for me to be reading a lot of new things all the time. I will get better at reading by reading things I am interested in and writing about it."

The other option is for students to attend "Zero-Hour Reading" before school. With the Zero Hour Contract Agreement (see below), parents can choose which day(s) a student will come to school at 8:30 a.m. in order to have a quiet, supervised place to read. As the contract states, "The purpose of this program is to provide additional time in our school day for silent reading and conversation about what we are reading. We become better readers by reading, and we welcome all students to participate!"

 All students are encouraged to participate in one or both of these reading incentive programs. Parents, if you have questions, contact the Reading Coach, Lynn Lurvey, at lynn.lurvey@mpls.k12.mn.us.