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Simple Independent Reading Rubric
I show this rubric to my students at the beginning of the year so they have clear expectations on what successful independent readers do in class:
- Take responsibility
- Bring a book/text every day
- Read at their appropriate level
- Get started right away when reading time begins
I find that my students are more successful with independent reading when we go over this rubric together as a group in September to generate an understanding on how we should all read as a team. Often my students approach me to ask where they are landing on the rubric scale (which is funny, because they're all so strong and mostly land at level 4 for their indep reading skills. Great kids!).
We also revisit the rubric every 6-8 weeks. I either have a quick rubric conference with each student, or I challenge them to read it over in pairs and make a realistic goal in the area they want to improve.