This 22 page download for grades 7-9 is to help you to organize independent reading and writing in your classroom. The resource offers a simple suggestion to plan your independent reading and writing to ensure that students have a balance of both.
I have included 4 ways to gather evidence/to assess your students' independent reading:
I have also included 40 writing prompts to help you get started with your independent writing in your classroom.
Rubrics are included for the comprehension questions, book talks and independent writing entries, as well.
*13 printable pages in this download
This download is really just meant to be a simple way to get a bit more organized with independent reading and writing with your students. The 4 options that I provide are not too overwhelming (or painful) for students and easy to differentiate to include ALL students (I offer some easy to implement suggestions for differentiation).
The goal with this plan is for students to be reading and writing lots and to enjoy both more, without being assessed to death!
Teacher-Author: Krystal Mills