Roughly every other week, my students are given the full class period to read. They can pretty much read anything as long as they are reading. I have a classroom library in my classroom with books they can choose from or they can bring in their own book.
During that time, I like to have students track what they are reading. These charts are great to see the reading habits of students, and I also find them useful during parent/teacher conferences because I can discuss the student's habits in class.
**My class periods are roughly 45 minutes long.
**My class sizes are typically about 27 students.