Extra Credit SSR Reading

Time to read and improve your skills...

What is SSR? SSR stands for Silent Sustained Reading.

As part of the class, I would like to offer you the opportunity to have one period each week (Check Edmodo for updates of dates Fridays or Wednesday) to silently read. You may opt to read your own text, a text off the list below, or the literature we are reading in class. The first two options have an opportunity to gain extra credit.

In order to gain full credit students must spend the day silently reading.

No more than 3 books a quarter maybe be completed.

SSR Reading List:

Mrs. Neely can provide you a copy of these texts. Please allow two days prior notice...

  • The Promise
  • Old Man and the Sea
  • Cold Sassy Tree
  • A Yellow Raft in Blue Water
  • Atlas Shrugged
  • Fountain Head
  • The Bluest Eye
  • Of Mice and Men
  • The Awakening
  • Oliver Twist
  • Jane Eyre
  • Life of Pi
  • On the Beach
  • All Creatures Big and Small
  • Any of the Lord of the Rings Series
  • Jurassic Park

The Golden Rule? During SRR day, BE READING and Focused!

Can I only read in class? No. You may read at home as well. However, you MUST read during the assigned time. If you are talking, doing homework (ie math or German) Mrs. Neely will deduct points from what you may earn.

What does "take a quiz during my own time" mean? In order to earn the possible 20 points for a list book a student must take the test on the novel they read. Tests must be taken on the students own time meaning a student may take a test during an SSR period, during activity period, or before or after school. Students must schedule the test time with Mrs. Neely.

Can I read or select from more than one column on different SSR days? Of course! If you are reading a novel you just wish you could finish. Bring it to SSR day and complete a 3 RRJs for it for credit. Select one off the list and read it during the SSR day only and eventually take the quiz. Not caught up and having a rough week? Use the time to catch up on your English work. The Golden Rule? During SRR day BE READING and Focused for the class period.