Personal Bookmarks are 36 individual task cards, used as bookmarks in any book that your students are assigned to read. When students reach the bookmark, they complete the bookmark task. They may be used with either fiction or non-fiction books, and also with other text materials such as primary source documents, newspaper articles, textbooks, etc.
The task cards are differentiated, providing similar tasks with a range of difficulty. They allow you to assign different tasks to different students so that every student is working on skills for which they need more practice.
Another benefit of Personal Bookmarks is that they distribute your grading load. You distribute the due dates for different tasks so that you will never again spend all weekend grading 176 of the same assignment! For example, Bookmark #5 might be assigned to 8 students in a class, to be completed by Wednesday, Bookmark #7 is assigned to 9 students, to be completed by Thursday, and Bookmark #12 is assigned to 11 students and is due on Friday.
• 36 Complete Ready-To-Print Personal Bookmark Task Cards
• Record keeping forms
• Instructions and Suggestions
• Blank Bookmark Templates for creating your own Task Cards
Each Personal Bookmark task is aligned to the ELA Common Core reading standards for grades 6-8, but could also be used in higher grades. A complete list of the CCSS Standards the task cards support, is provided in the preview. In the preview you’ll also see several examples, and more suggestions for using the Personal Bookmarks. You can download the FREE preview by clicking on the orange “Download Preview” button.
For some additional strategies to support your struggling readers, take a look at this product:
How To Support Struggling Readers In Secondary Science and Social Studies
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