The best way to improve your reading skills is simply to read as much as possible. One way we establish accountability and routine in Read180 is through the Reading Logs. Students are expected to complete a line of their RL every time they go to the silent reading rotation. The Dashboard is where they chronicle their progress on the Read180 computer program. The papers are turned in every two weeks. When they turn in their papers on February 17, they should have five lines filled out on each side of their logs.
These papers are important; the category counts for 20% of their overall grade. If they get a zero, it will seriously impair their chances of passing the class. I am currently creating an alternate assignment for those who have zeroes on previous Logs. I hope to make that assignment available to students by the end of next week.