Finally, a way to make independent reading a significant instructional experience! In this third part of a series, students grow in their understanding of genre as they record examples of the elements of realistic fiction in their independent reading in this genre. After completing the notes, students write a reflection explaining their observations. This series can also be used in whole class and small group novel studies. This product includes a response sheet for students to use while reading, instructions for writing the reflection, and a grading rubric for streamlined assessment.