Independent Reading Assignments

Grade Levels
7th - 10th, Homeschool
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Do you have independent reading as a component of your curriculum? These assignments are meant to go along with any choice novel students are reading, and to be in conjunction with mini-lessons that are covered at the beginning of the period.

Students show their understanding of specific literary devices through their independent reading book.

What is included:

-4 one-page assignments covering plot, characterization, tone, mood, word choice, imagery, setting, conflict

-1 non-traditional book report

-1 book talk

-handout on characterization with template to brainstorm a character trait

-analysis paragraph template to help write a literary analysis paper

-student and teacher examples

-generic scoring rubric

Hope you enjoy and happy teaching!


Total Pages
19 pages
Answer Key
Does not apply
Teaching Duration
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Draw evidence from literary or informational texts to support analysis, reflection, and research.
Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.
Read and comprehend complex literary and informational texts independently and proficiently.
Analyze how and why individuals, events, and ideas develop and interact over the course of a text.
Determine central ideas or themes of a text and analyze their development; summarize the key supporting details and ideas.


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