This is a mini-unit to get students to independently read. It includes a detailed unit plan, handouts for the unit's assessment instructions, assessment rubrics, a PowerPoint, and reading log handouts for assessment of independent reading in class.
This unit works very successfully for me at the high school level.
Grade Level: 6 – 12
Objective: This assignment is designed to get students to do more independent reading, and to get students more involved in their own reading.
Assignment Length: To be worked on bit-by-bit over 6 Weeks (8 – 12 Classes). If my students had 8 45-minute lessons per week, I had an independent reading lesson twice a week.