Independent Reading Program: 6-Week Program - Any Book - Novel Study

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Independent Reading Program: This Independent Reading Program is a 6-week program where students read self-selected books and complete 8 assignments to demonstrate and develop their comprehension and reading skills. Over the course of six weeks students will complete a Pre-Read, Journal Entry, Reading Strategy Graphic Organizer, Final Response and Book Talk. All assignments are designed to be glued into or completed in a steno notebook.

In this Independent Reading Program:
• Students will self-select an independent reading book.
• Student will complete:

----- Pre-Reading Response - This assignment enables students to make a thoughtful book selection, make predictions about the book, and set goals for the 5-week reading period.
----- Reading Strategy Graphic Organizer- Students will complete one of six graphic organizers utilizing reading strategies - connecting, clarifying, visualizing, predicting, questioning, and evaluating.
----- Journal Prompt - After selecting a journal prompt, students thoughtfully respond to the prompt.
----- Final Response - First students complete a pre-write and then using the ideas from the pre-write students write a well-developed final response after they finish reading their book.
----- Book Talk - Students will give book talks to the entire class after completing a book talk pre-write, final copy and then practicing their book talks.

• Students will be evaluated with rubrics and score sheets.

In this Independent Reading Program students will:
• Value the importance of reading
• Increase reading fluency and comprehension skills
• Become active readers while utilizing reading strategies
• Respond to reading in a thoughtful and reflective manner
• Build understanding of their reading
• Reflect on their reading and communicate ideas through journaling
• Appreciate different qualities found in various genres
• Set and meet reading goals
• Develop skills to be successful in meeting standard of the curriculum

Included in this Independent Reading Program:
Parent Communication - Including a Parent Letter and Tips for Nurturing Readers
Resource Guides that students will glue into the beginning of their steno notebook. These will serve as references for students throughout the 6-week program (and over the course of the year). These include:
----- Program Guidelines
----- Strategies for Reading
----- Reading Log
----- Journal Prompts
----- Book Talk Overview
----- Due Dates
----- Sample Graphic Organizers that model completion of each
Program Assignments that students complete during each session of the program. These include:
----- Pre-Read
----- Reading Strategy Graphic Organizers (6)
----- Final Response Pre-Write
----- Book Talk Pre-Write
----- Book Talk Final Copy
Scoring Guides
----- Independent Reading Novel Score Sheet
----- Reader Response Journal Rubric
----- Book Talk Rubric
Nonfiction Text Resources (for students reading nonfiction books)
----- Nonfiction Journal Prompts
----- Nonfiction Graphic Organizers (Main Idea, Fact and Opinion, Sequencing, Supporting Details, Cause and Effect, Connecting)
----- Nonfiction Journal Response Rubric
----- Nonfiction Final Response Pre-Write
----- Nonfiction Book Talk Pre-Write
----- Book Talk Rubric

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