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Independent Reading Journal {and other activities}

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4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
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PRODUCT DESCRIPTION

Use this tool to monitor and assess your students' independent reading time!

Included in this Independent Reading Journal Kit:
* 4 color covers with a chevron design
* 2 black and white covers (one with chevrons, one without)
* Journal Checklist (so students can make sure that they complete everything)
* Book fact sheet (Title, author, illustrator, etc.)
*Daily reading log (Students can record the length of time they read each day and how many pages they read)
*Character Portrait
*Setting Snapshot
*Point of View Postcard
*Book Review
*Journal Completion Record Sheet and Scoring
* 2 Daily Journal Pages (4 designs)
-Students can use these pages each day to write a brief summary of what they read as well as make connections to the text.

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Engaging and a nice alternative to the typical reader's response logs I've used before.
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On  June 20, 2013Vanessa Garza (TpT Seller) said:
I can't wait to use this! I want my students to be held accountable for their reading.
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On  June 18, 2013,  Guadalupe M. said:
A+!!!! I loved this independent reading journal! I was having such a hard time getting students to actually read during independent reading time, but this helped me to hold them accountable for their own reading!
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Used this for my weekly reader response journal. My students really enjoyed it!
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On  December 31, 2012,  Andrea S. said:
This is amazing! Thanks for creating such a great tool! I used it with my reading class and they loved it!
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These are a great set of journal activities for independent reading!
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On  November 19, 2012,  Teresa F. said:
I have taken this product and added a few more challenging areas to supplement the character and setting. We will be using this in our daily 5/ readers workshop. My students love it, and can't wait to get started.
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Beautifully put together! I love how colourful they are and how much time they are saving me!
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On  May 31, 2012,  Buyer said:
Very nice! Thanks for sharing! I plan to put this to use already this summer with my own children...why wait for school to start?
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Product Questions & Answers

On  March 26, 2013Natasha Dines (TpT Seller) asked:
Hi Laura,

Love this reading journal but cannot understand how the marking system works. Can you please enlighten me? I'm sure it is perfectly simple and sensible but I'm just not getting it! Kind regards, Natasha
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On  March 26, 2013Will Grade for Coffee answered:
Hey Natasha!

I'd be happy to help! Basically, the idea is that you're grading more in terms of completion rather than thoroughness (though I guess you could use whatever criteria you'd like!). I use the calendar at the top to grade their entries and just place a + if I think they put a lot of effort and thought into their entry, a - if they completed an entry but maybe rushed through, or an X if they just didn't do it. Then at the end of the month, you can just use the scoring sheet at the bottom to total up the +'s, -'s, and X's to calculate their overall score. Hopefully that makes sense! It makes perfect sense in my head, but I may not be explaining it well! Let me know if you still have questions!

Laura
On  May 30, 2012Addie Williams (TpT Seller) asked:
Laura - your stuff looks AWESOME!! You've put a ton of work into it and it show!! Just a hint (hope that's okay)... you should put your name / copyright info on every page. I'd hate to see your work end up all over the place (especially places like Pinterest) and not have you get the credit you soooo deserve! Also, if people download it, it's nice for them to remember who made it, so they can come back and buy something later. I put mine in small font along the bottom of the page and then it's embedded in the pdf. Good luck!
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On  June 4, 2012Will Grade for Coffee answered:
Good point! I've updated the PDF with copyright info-thanks for the suggestion!
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Independent Reading Journal {and other activities}
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Independent Reading Journal {and other activities}
Independent Reading Journal {and other activities}