Reading is the foundation for learning. When one can read at their grade level, then he/she is more able to think, write, and speak at grade level or beyond. Every 8th grade student should read a minimum of 30 minutes per night within their ZPD. They will have access to the library during our assigned class time once every two weeks. The library is also open before school, during lunch, and after school. If at any time a student does not know what to read, he/she should ask for help or discuss book choices with myself and/or peers.