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Old 08-19-2018, 05:29 PM
 
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I do not assign set homework in either subject. My kids are in school from 7:55 until 3:45. They need time outside of school for other interests. I do assign a Genre a month and they must read a book within that Genre and complete activities on a choice board. BUT 2 days a week they get time sat aside just to enjoy reading, and they can always read in any class when they finish their work. I also have built in time during ELA class.

So, how do my kids do academically, and on state assessments? My lowest passing rate for the entire 5th grade has been 86%. My lows may not pass, but they usually at least double their scores and show exceeded growth. My middles and highs always meet or exceed growth.

Most importantly, they start to LOVE reading again because they don't see it as a chore anymore.
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