Link to Conference Schedule (2018)
ACMS: Reading Class Mission Statement:
“To give students consistent, frequent opportunities
to read and interact with a variety of genres, and
to develop or sustain a love of reading.”
Reading is a 30 minute class, meeting four days per week. This is a graded class, based on meeting monthly AR goals, completion of projects and participation in class.
The GATE/ Accelerated Learning Class meets during the 3rd period Foundations Reading period. This class meets five times a week. Every Tuesday is Advisory using the school wide social emotional curriculum. Two days a week students read independently during class.
The other two days focus on the three objectives of the district Accelerated Learning Curriculum:
Fostering Creative Productivity
Social/ Emotional Curriculum
Address the unique social and emotional needs of gifted and high achieving students
Use the GATE standards of depth, complexity, acceleration and novelty to extend the ELA CCSS
Gifted Teen Survival Guide
Davidson Institute: Articles & Resources for Parents of Gifted Teens
National Association for Gifted Children: Resource for Parents
List of Books recommended by the California Gifted Network
Year End Goal: 15 books read!
Reading Decorum (socially acceptable behavior):
In this class, you are expected to be engaged with text. This class is designed to make you a better reader.
· For those of you who are ferocious, never put-down-the-book readers, you will have to pause with your book and participate in the other activities.
· For those of you who are non-readers, hopefully this class will help you discover the joy and magic of a good book.
· For those of you who are a little of both, you will enjoy the diversity of the activities designed to make you a better reader.