The Reading Counts program is an optional reading program at Kennett Middle School; although in some cases, teachers may assign book reports and students may have to take a Reading Counts quiz for a class grade. Students may read any book regardless of the Lexile Level, unless a teacher assigns a certain book and/or Lexile Level. Students must follow this Honor Code below in order to qualify for membership in the Reading Counts Clubs and earn rewards.
Students may take no more than five (5) quizzes per school day (including everybody books). If more than 5 quizzes are taken in one day, you will be disqualified from membership in the Reading Counts Clubs.
Students must take quizzes on books that have read recently. Books read previously in elementary school will not qualify, unless read entirely again. Abridged and/or movie versions are not acceptable.
Students must not look in the book for answers as they take the quiz and must never copy questions or tell anyone the answers, or in any way, cheat on a Reading Counts quiz. Cheating will result in disqualification from membership in the Reading Counts Clubs.
Students will have three (3) attempts to pass a quiz. A second attempt cannot be made in the same day. Students must take a Reading Counts quiz in the presence of a teacher and/or the Librarian.
Students must have their student planner with them while taking the quiz so he/she can write down the date, title, and points earned on the Reading Log.
We utilize Scholastic Reading Counts (SRC) at KMS. Although Reading Counts is an optional reading incentive program, all students are encouraged to participate. In some cases, teachers may assign book reports and students may be required to take a Reading Counts quiz for a class grade.
Our goal is for ALL students to become proficient readers. When students read what they enjoy reading, and at a level that they are comfortable with, they are excited about reading and it encourages them to read more. Therefore, at KMS, students can read whatever they choose to read. The Lexile Level does not judge content or conceptual complexity. It is highly recommended that all parents review the books that their child chooses specifically for content.
READING COUNTS OLYMPICS CLUB
To be a member of the Reading Counts Olympics Club and receive a trophy or plaque, you must have earned 50 points for each club and choose one literature project. You may not choose a literature project that you have previously chosen.
Students who earn 50 points each month qualify for a reading ribbon and a cool dessert such as brownies and ice cream!
Students who earn 200 points or more by April 30, 2018 earn membership in the Reading Counts Olympics Club and quality for a trophy or a plaque at the end of the school year.
Each time you read a book, you will need to take the RC quiz. Each RC Quiz is unique. Quizzes consist of 10 questions randomly created from a bank of 30 questions – which means that no 2 students receive the same RC quiz.
Points are earned and points are only given in whole number form. Each RC Quiz is worth at least one whole point and students earn all the points for a book if they pass with a 60% or above. This means that you must score 6 out of 10 questions correct. If you score less than 6 questions correct, you may re-take the quiz. You will have 3 attempts to pass a quiz. However, a second or third attempt cannot be made in the same school day.
Once the quiz has been completed, write the date, title of the book (at least the first 3 words), and number of points earned in your Reading Log. When you have earned 25 points and completed a Literature Project, come to the library and sign the RC Club sheet.
Why are there literature projects for each card? For each Club, you will be required to complete one literature project. When you have reached 25 points, you must turn in your literature project. All projects will be turned in through Classroom Google. The classroom codes are located above for each Reading Counts Club. You can choose from these literature projects. The literature projects are building blocks to improve your creative writing and to tell Mrs. Johnson about what you have read and to show your understanding of the book and comprehension skills. Once you choose one, you can not choose that project again for another club.
Kennett Middle School Library Media Center, Kennett, MO