This package is designed for the teacher who needs to encourage students to read on their own, but also needs to provide progress monitoring of reading and comprehension. This package includes an editable calendar with chapter assignments covering a six week period. Each week has a corresponding quiz designed to verify active reading occurs. Also, a reading log with space for notes on character and plot development, vocabulary, and parent signatures is provided.
6 quizzes with answer key covering the entire book.
Reading Schedule Calendar
Reading Log (should be copied front and back for six entries per week)
Suggested usage: This lesson helps to develop and monitor student independent reading. When assigning middle school students an assignment stretching over six weeks, it is imperative to monitor their efforts. Encourage involvement by offering more than one novel for kids to read. I pair Divergent with Ender’s Game and The Battle of Jericho. Perform a quick book talk and allow kids to choose a novel. Making a choice makes a commitment. Additionally, I believe students need parental encouragement and involvement when reading a book. I send out a letter to parents introducing them to the novels and explaining their student selected a book and is required to read it (the signed and returned letter is a homework grade). I encourage parents to read the book as well and talk to their student about it. I also require the students complete reading logs weekly. The logs have a parent signature box. So parents can monitor the homework as well. The weekly quizzes make students accountable for the reading; therefore, I email parents if a student fails a quiz. This generally ensures more reading occurs the following week.