This is my favorite reading activity! Students get to choose their own books for independent reading as they work through this five week reading log. The reading log has space for goal setting and grading. Exit tickets provide the students with an opportunity to reflect on their reading and dig deeper in the text, giving teachers a more formal assessment of students' reading comprehension. This packet is designed with exit tickets that rip off from the back, so students start with everything they need! This round of independent reading ends with an extended response essay. I've included a teacher letter with tips for implementing and scoring along with the rubrics I use to grade short answer and extended response essays, adapted from the NYS rubrics.