Get your ENTIRE 40 Book Challenge Reading Notebook here! Everything you need for your class tracking their reading! The notebook includes:
-"How to choose a book" graphics
-Reading Bar Graph Tracking Chart
-"I am currently reading" log ~ students note when they finish or abandon a book
-"Books I Want to Read" log ~ for recording reading recommendations
-"Completed Books" section ~ Students track the title, author, genre of books they have completed, and give the book a rating
-"Status of the Class" ~ Daily tracking logs for where students are at in their books
-A Genre Research section
-A Genre "Quick Glance" guide
-An end-of-year survey
This product was designed after I read Donalyn Miller’s amazing book, "The Book Whisperer" and her follow up book, "Reading in the Wild." You will be challenging your students to read 40 books during the school year. Yes, that's right - the 40 book challenge! In "The Book Whisperer" you will learn that the most meaningful reading instruction comes from student-led reading based on student choice.
I did the 40-Book Challenge with my 5th grade students during the 2016-2017 school year. Our growth was amazing! 85% of my students had beyond-average growth on their MAP tests. We had spectacular results in our DIBELS scores as well. Time and again, I was asked this year WHAT I was doing to boost my students' literacy. I believe their gains can all be attributed to following The Book Whisperer's instructional methods.
I created this product to help my students on their journey. The reading notebook you will be creating is inspired by Miller's notes in the book. I suggest printing the notebook and spiral binding it (or you could print it on 3-hole punched paper and have students put the pages in a 3-ring binder).
When creating the genre section, allow one day to teach each genre. As you teach the genres, have the students add descriptions to each genre area.
I highly recommend that you read The Book Whisperer to understand how to use this product. It’s an incredible book, and will inspire you and your students to fall in love with reading again! ~Sarah