If you are looking for a product to help organize your students' reading and thinking during your daily Reading Workshop, this product is for you! I can't imagine running a Reading Workshop in my classroom without having this special place to document my students' reading over the course of a year. I created this product to encourage my students to read all year long and to promote a love of reading in my classroom. Your students can use this product to keep track of the books/genres they are reading and responses they are writing about their books. It is a great way to document their growth in reading from the beginning of the year to the end. It can also be used to assess their reading and thinking. There is a rubric included for you to get a reading grade if you choose. Everything is ready to be printed and placed inside either a 3-prong folder or binder (whichever you choose). This product comes loaded with the following:
*Suggested small group reading schedule
*Beginning of the year reading interest student survey
*Genre list for both fiction and nonfiction books
*Genre tally chart
*Reading logs for both independent and partner reading
*Abandoned books form
*Monthly reading goals
*Suggested reading goals for students
*CROP-QV reading responses to promote higher order thinking when responding to reading
*Student check list for written responses
*Ideas for other reading responses
*Optional teacher conference form
*Grading rubric for folder
*Posters for four reading centers with behavior expectations (Read to self, Read to Someone, Listen to Reading, Independent Reading Folder)
*Surf Side Listen to Reading log (two forms)
**IMPORTANT: I will continue to add more files to this pack as I use it in my own third grade classroom.
If you have any questions or concerns about it, please feel free to contact me immediately. Inspiration for this product came from reading various books about implementing a true reading workshop model to include The Book Whisperer by Donalyn Miller, The Daily Five by The Two Sisters, as well as reading the Scholastic Spotlight Teacher Blog of Mrs. Beth Newingham.
Thanks for your continued support!