In my classroom, I typically ask students to read 20 minutes per night.
I used to give students a reading log to complete nightly or weekly BUT found them to be a bit monotonous. There was a serious lack of engagement and I was not able to truly see if students were reading nightly or how they were applying concepts that we have been learning in our reading and writing classes to their own independent reading or writing time.
LETTER TO THE TEACHER HAS SOLVED THIS PROBLEM!
Because of Letter to the Teacher, STUDENTS CAN:
-Share what they are reading with the teacher
-Develop better writing skills
-Make connections between what was taught in class to what they are reading (no matter the book or concept).
-Work on dictionary and thesaurus skills
-Create reading and writing goals
a true passion for reading, a love for writing, and a joy for sharing what they are reading!
This resource includes:
-An All About L.T.T.
-A How to Use This Resource
-A Letter to the Teacher Example
-A Letter to the Teacher EDITABLE Rubric
-Letter to the Teacher Lined Paper WITH EDITABLE self-check Rubric for Lower Elementary, Upper Elementary, and Secondary