Independent Reading Task/Over 25 Clear Tasks: In A Diferentiated Menu Style

Independent Reading Task/Over 25 Clear Tasks: In A Diferentiated Menu Style
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Created by Paul Conlon

Do you have trouble giving your students meaningful activities after they have read their independent reading book?

This is a differentiated task, and asks that students CHOOSE to complete one task from the "appetizer" section, one from the "entree" section, and one from the "dessert" section. That's right: Students have CHOICE! As I have found just as student choice is important for selecting a book, it is important for completing a task!

This product has over 25 specific activities that can be given to students once they have 1) finished reading part of their independent reading book (formative assessment), and/ or 2) once the student has completed the book (summative assessment).

As with my other products, students are not completing simple mundane, or repetitive tasks (re: summarizing). Students are asked to complete tasks that are more meaningful and engaging. For example, after completing their book students can choose to:

Interview a Character/Figure. Compose six to eight questions to ask one of the main characters/figures from your book. In addition, write the character's/figures response to each question. The questions and answers should provide information that shows you read the book. Use text detail in your response. There are MANY other tasks similar to this one!

I hope this will help you create meaningful lessons for your students in the hopes of developing their reading, writing, speaking, listening, and critical thinking skills.
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