Finally, a way to make independent reading a significant instructional experience! In this fourth part of a series, students continue their study of the realistic fiction genre as they record examples of the character change and growth 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.