Grading HW Reading Calendar

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  1. teacherlissa

    teacherlissa Comrade

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    I probably should have thought of this before I assigned...OOPS. However, now I need some advice. I am requiring my fifth graders to complete a homework reading calendar where they are required to read 20 minutes a night, four days a week. All they have to do is complete a calendar with the time they read with parent signature. I have their August calendar and I am clueless on how to assign a grade. I wanted to hold them accountable for nightly reading so I don't want to NOT do this assignment but do I give them a 100% if they turn it in. (I have never taught 5th grade- only primary so I would normally just do a "Satisfactory" grade....but I don't think I can do that for 5th.)
    THANKS IN ADVANCE!
     
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    czacza Multitudinous

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    How do you count other types of HW?
     
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    My students read 30 minutes a night and complete a reading log. If they turn it in with all of the minutes accounted for, they get a grade of 100%. If they miss days/minutes, I give them a grade based on the percentage of the total required minutes unless the parents write a note or something to excuse them from the missed reading.
     
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    Thank you for your response! (As for other homework, this is all I give because I only teach Reading...we rotate in fifth grade so they have a seperate teacher for Math and S.S.)
     
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    I give a point for each day that they completed their reading.
     
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    WaterfallLady Enthusiast

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    I think you should give them one day off a week- sometimes things happen.
     
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    When I did mine, I gave 1 point for each day we were in school. I gave extra points for weekends. So some kids made it up then.
     
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    I figured mine out based on the grading scale and have it printed on the bottom of the log. That way parents & students both know what is needed to get an A, B, etc. It looks something like this:

    If you read for 48 - 60 minutes, you'll get an A.
    If you read for 35 - 47 minutes, you'll get a B.
    If you read for 22 - 34 minutes, you'll get a C. and so on.

    These numbers aren't exact (my form is at school) but you get the idea. I expect 15 minutes nightly, M-Th. This form allows students to read extra one night, and have church night free, for example.
     

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