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AR Honors - Gold List


IRB Due Dates

1st Quarter= TBD

AR Field Trip: TBA

Postponed due to COVID restrictions

IRB  Success

Check to make sure the book you plan to read is part of the AR program.  Go to to confirm BEFORE you read the book.  READ 30-45 MIN EVERY NIGHT!  

AR goals are noted inside each student's AR folder. AR folders are used to track progress throughout each quarter and they are graded. Students are required to record their nightly reading and obtain a parent's/guardian's signature. AR folders are collected on Thursdays.


A special note to parents:

Although some reading happens at school, most reading will be homework.   Please encourage your child to read at home every night!


IRB support is often needed.  Many students need structure to meet the quarterly reading goals  (approximately every 5 weeks). Help your child set short-term goals for completion of each book. Help your child find a quiet space and create a set schedule for your child to read.   Stay involved with book choices and engage your child in discussions about the books they are reading.  Your support is appreciated! 


Rachel Carusone

Welcome to 7 th Grade English

This page has some general information about ongoing aspects of this class.  

Daily assignments and deadlines are posted in GOOGLE CLASSROOM.  

Parents:  I encourage you to join your child's Google Classroom!  

Class Donations

Thank you to all the families who have already donated to our class!

If you are interested in making a donation, here is a link to my AMAZON WISHLIST


Items may be sent to: 

Herbert Slater Middle School

C/O Rachel Carusone

3500 Sonoma Avenue

Santa Rosa, CA 95405



In addition to the list, these items are always helpful:

  • reams of colored copy paper
  • highlighters (green, yellow, or pink)
  • kleenex 
  • glue sticks
  • gently used AR books for our classroom library
  • Gift cards to Staples, Target, Office Depot, etc. are always welcome!!!

Independent Reading (IRB) is coming soon!

Students are expected to read their IRB books approximately 30-45 minutes every day.  Most of the reading will be completed as homework.


English 7:  Project details will be shared soon.


Advanced English 7:    Project details will be shared soon.



Your account can be accessed from any computer!




Contact Information

The easiest way to reach me is by email. I do not check my Slater voicemail frequently.  My address is:




All class notes are posted in the Google Classroom STREAM.

Assignments are posted in Google Classroom CLASSWORK.