This packet includes many of the instructions and sheets that I used for an independent reading project. Here is what is included:
Getting Started - Helps students through the process of choosing a book that will challenge them in a new way.
My Book - Allows students the chance to reflect on their book choice before reading.
Students should stop and jot as they are reading, leaving sticky notes for any predictions, connections, unknown words etc. They can then write chapter summaries with any of the summary sheets., or on looseleaf paper. Students with longer books or shorter chapters can write summaries for groups of chapters. There are also extra projects that students can complete during their reading.
Stop and Jot Chapter Summary Sheet (2 pages)
Give Me Five Chapter Summary
Character Rap Sheet
Wrap It Up - Introduction to the projects and explanation of how students pick projects
Critique Sheet and Plot Arc (2 pages)
Book Jacket Instructions/Shoebox Explanation Card
Cereal Box Book Report Instructions
--Resources for Teachers--
Grading Sheet for Teachers
Photos of Projects