Students focus on a reading comprehension skill and record their thinking during independent reading times. These can be used for students to set a reading goal and build up evidence of their progress to discuss during teacher conferences.
My students fill in one box (or one row) per independent reading session.
Recording sheets focus on:
INFERRING (recording the inference as well as how they inferred - text clues, background knowledge or both)
MAIN IDEA (focusing students on what the author talked MAINLY about)
SUMMARISING (focusing on the NEED TO KNOW, not NICE TO KNOW)
PREDICTING (student's prediction and the text evidence to support it)
MONITORING MY READING (a general recording sheet about what the student notices as they read)
VISUALISING (the idea in the text and the image it created in the student's mind)
AUTHOR'S PURPOSE (a more complex reading comprehension skill focusing students on the purpose of a word/sentence/chapter/idea in the text)
QUESTIONING (focusing students on asking various types of questions about the text)
MAKING CONNECTIONS (students record their connection and explain how it deepens their understanding of the text)
LEARNING NEW VOCABULARY (focusing students on learning new words and putting them into context in their text)
(To reflect on their comfort with reading strategies, my students do this reflection https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Reading-Strategies-Reflection-3092760 and choose a goal based on the results.)