"Time for reading groups!"
is always greeted with smiles and "Yes!" comments from my fourth graders.
My students love their independent reading time...especially discussing the book
I begin the year leading the discussion, but by the end of the year,
my students are creating their own questions!
Within this packet, I've included CHAPTER QUIZZES AND ACTIVITIES.
I like to keep my fourth graders extra busy, so I usually assign a new activity as soon as the "early finishers" are wrapping up. Then, I put a deadline date for the other students to wrap it up.
I've included a full page of how to use the quizzes and activities within the packet. Here's a few tips to help you out:
~A quiz can be given at the end of the book or while a student is reading the chapter.
~I use the quiz to make sure students are reading the chapter and to check for
comprehension of what is read.
~The BLANKS on the right side of the numbered questions: Students write the page
number of where the answer was found in the book.
~Since my students only have 15 minutes a day to work on activities, it usually takes
three to five days to finish one activity.
~If I have a creative group of students, I allow them to add on their extra ideas to any
Here is a breakdown of our Daily Reading Groups:
Read 10-15 minutes
*Question 5-10 minutes
Activity 10 minutes
*Discussion 10-15 minutes
Discussion Questions are not from the quizzes. I have a TEACHER’S GUIDE that I use for reading group discussions. Also, my student write the answer to a higher-level question in their reading notebooks. This guide can also be purchased through my TeachersPayTeachers site.
Enjoy reading with your students!