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Welcome to Reading

This  class is designed to help your child grow as a reader.   Through the use of particular strategies at various points before, during and after reading, he or she will be better able to process and apply what he or she reads.  The goal of instruction, based on the Common Core State Standards , is to increase the understanding of what the students read so that they are reading at a higher level.  



Independent Reading:

Each student is required to read a book a month. To help attain this goal , they are asked to read 20 minutes every night.  This grade will count as a quiz grade in their average.  Each student's reading ability has been assessed and they are encouraged to read within that range. Their comprehension will be assessed through book reviews.



Instruction to meet these standards will include reading all different kinds of material (novels, peoms, biographies, newspapers etc.) and writing using many formats ( business letters, peoms, narratives, descriptions, essays, etc.)


The first novel we will be reading is Maniac Magee by Jerry Spinelli. 








Dover Middle School   2368 Route 22   Dover Plains, NY 12522   Phone: (845) 877-5740   Fax: (845) 877-5749

The Dover Union Free School District does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, or age in its programs and activities.  
The following people have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies:

Donna Basting, Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum, Staff Development, and Technology
2368 Route 22, Dover Plains, NY  12522
845-877-5700 x1233 

Genie Angelis, High School Principal
2368 Route 22, Dover Plains, NY  12522
845-877-5700 x1143

For further information on notice of non-discrimination, visit for the address and phone number of the office that serves your area, or call 1-800-421-3481.

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