SSR: Independent Reading Project
Let's read for pleasure!
Assignment overview handout: E2 Enriched
- SSR is (sacred) sustained silent reading time. You must read a book--fiction or non-fiction--that you have not read before and that you will not read for a class.
- English 2 Enriched reads 1000 pages per semester.
- Books made into movies or TV shows, graphic novels, books written in verse, and books with pictures count for fewer pages. See me to determine how many.
- Enriched classes: Read a non-American author or a book set in a non-American place at least once this year. Twenty percent of your second semester grade for SSR will be deducted if you do not.
- Strive to read 8 pages a day in your own time. Bring your book to class EVERY Friday. If you don't have your book in class, you will complete an alternate assignment to help you build your reading skills.
- Credit for pages read happens when you complete a book and a successful book talk. Sign up for a book talk upon completing the book. NO book = NO book talk.
- Book talks are allowed only during SSR time and after school by appointment.
- SSR will count for a 100-point summative grade each semester.
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