A fantastic way to begin using the I.R.F. during read to self time (silent reading) is to first read a novel as a class and fill your first I.R.F. together! In this manner, students will understand what you, the teacher, expect of them.
The by C.S. Lewis is a very fitting novel to choose as it is extremely high interest for many grade levels. You can OFTEN find this novel showcased in the Scholastic Book Orders (or online) for $1.00!!
By purchasing this 14 page product, you will have a completely filled in I.R.F. to help you guide your instruction.