Book Reporting Options

RAD PHILOSOPHY

At Academic Magnet High School (AMHS),we are committed to providing the absolute best environment for academic learning, and helping our students to broaden their horizons.  When students leave us, we know that they are aware of the issues, not only in our society but in other societies as well,and are ready to take on adult roles as responsible and empathetic members of the world at large.  Through Reading Across Disciplines (RAD), students will be exposed to other cultures, issues, ideas and innovations that have shaped, and will continue to shape, the world around us.  

In the Reading Across Disciplines (RAD)program, students must read 6-7 books per year, for a total of 25 over thecourse of their high school career.  This reading is done in FOCUS for the first 30 minutes of class. 

Books may be of the students choosing and should come from our school media center, the books need to be approved by either the focus teacher or media specialist. If a student should choose to read a book that they did NOT get out of our media center, they need to bring in a note from their parent/guardian that parental permission has been granted for them to read the book.  Books need to be of a level sufficient to challenge our students, whether by style, content or vocabulary.   To insure accurate record keeping for High Schools That Work and RAD, please choose one of the following options as a follow up to the student’s reading:

 COMPLETE THIS FORM AND TURN IN TO FOCUS TEACHER 

Student Name____________________________________________                  Date________
Book Title_______________________________________________  Author__________________________________________________

Character study: What were the 3 most memorable qualities of the 2 main characters? And 2supporting characters?______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________     

What was the central conflict?  Do you feel it was well reconciled? __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

What did you like about the about the reading experience?  To whom would you recommend this book? _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

OTHER OPTIONS

DISCUSS IN CLASS WITH THE FOCUS TEACHER

ARRANGE FOR A TIME WITH THE MEDIA SPECIALIST OR A TEACHER TO DISCUSS WITH THEM WHAT YOU HAVE READ.

POST A REVIEW – DON’T FORGET THE PRO’S AND/OR CONS – ON THE SCHOOL DESTINY WEBSITE