This recourse can be used in many different ways. You can probably
all think of more than I intended. Initially, I was looking for a way to make
at home reading more intentional and have a clear objective.
My students comprehension level has always been great, their writing to
explain their thinking has not. Therefor, my intention was to watch
student growth as they read and respond to literature independently. This
tool is used as a formative assessment to help guide my instruction and
show growth in their writing over time.
The Genre Based Choice Boards also help students to choose different
types of literature that they may not even know they will enjoy! I keep
baskets available for them to choose from and have students recommend
texts, as well.
These boards are also differentiated so you can use for students at
various reading & writing levels. The more advanced writers choose
more chapter books and the writers ability level can be met too.