Independent Reading

HCMS Independent Reading Program

HCMS is a school that reads!  For reading to have an impact, students must read EVERY NIGHT and should be reading engaging texts that are on their reading level.

All students read 2 class novels with their ELA teacher each year.  In addition students take part in our Independent Reading Program.  6th and 7th graders read 6 novels on their own throughout the year and 8th graders read 8 novels.

Middle school students should be reading for 25-30 minutes each night and should respond in writing to their novels once a week in their Thought Logs.

Click on the major components of our Independent Reading Program below for more information: