Reading Expectations & One Pagers

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 Reading Expectations and Testing Guidelines  

8th Grade Language Arts




Independent Reading Expectations


No matter how busy you may think you are, you must find time for reading, or surrender yourself to self-chosen ignorance.         - Confucius


Students in Advanced Language Arts are expected to read two books per calendar month, September through May.

  • One Book Challenge Book

  • One Free Choice; 5 point minimum/8 points is preferred

Upon completing the book, students will complete a “One-Pager,” a one-page reflection of the book read. Students may read and complete the One-Pagers at their own pace, as long as assignment is turned in on or before the due date.

Due Dates

One-Pagers are due on the last school day of each month. Dates marked with an asterisk * have been changed due to testing or grade reporting deadlines.

September 29 December 15* March 30

October 31 January 31 April 30

November 30 February 28 May 18*


Students will earn one major grade for each book read and One-Pager completed.