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Independent Reading Packet (Distance Learning)

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NOW is the perfect time to encourage independent reading!

Students who do not read for pleasure often fall substantially behind their classmates who do read books of their own choice.

Reading success is cumulative, as is reading deficit and decline.

When we practice anything, whether it be golf, basketball, knitting, or reading, we get better at it. Modern students need to appreciate the joys of choosing your own subject matter to read--something they don't often get to do in today's busy world.

Designed for easy use by teachers and parents, this packet includes:

1. Instructions for use

2. Parent Letter

3. High level comprehension questions

4, Blog Post Links from Reading Spotlight that include links to good book lists

5. Independent Reading Record Sheet

Only one question has to be answered, but all questions are based on educational research about what actually motivates kids to read more.

The set also includes free or inexpensive ideas for parents and teachers to use as incentives because everyone needs a little bit of encouragement sometimes.

It is a simple redesign of Reading Spotlight’s Summer Reading Packet, eliminating the “summer“ aspect.

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5 pages
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
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.
Read closely to determine what the text says explicitly and to make logical inferences from it; cite specific textual evidence when writing or speaking to support conclusions drawn from the text.
Read grade-level text with purpose and understanding.


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