Are you looking for a way to hold students accountable for their independent reading, but still give them the independence of choosing the right books? Do you want to foster a love for independent reading by guiding and introducing new genres with projects, book reports, summaries, graphic organizers, and more? This product can help you do all of these things, while allowing you to hold the students accountable, put scores towards a reading homework grade, and stay in communication with parents.
It is clear that we want our kids reading because they love and choose to, but on the other hand, it's still our job to encourage and teach that skill. Therefore, I do a monthly reading log with different genres that they are required to read, take an AR test, a response sheet, or a project on. My students get so excited at the beginning of the month to see what types of books and projects they will get to do. I have a midpoint check that the parents sign off on so they know the progress prior to the due date.
This product is that balance between free choice and guidance from a teacher!