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Reading Log for Homework | Annotating Texts| INTERACTIVE BOOKMARKS | EDITABLE

Grade Levels
3rd - 5th, Homeschool
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8 pages
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INTERACTIVE BOOKMARKS {Thinkmarks, Annotating Texts, Close Reading, Annotate}

Turn your students into deep thinking readers without the mess of Post-it Sticky notes everywhere...for LESS THAN THE COST of a pack of sticky notes!

This packet contains 4 interactive bookmarks (also known as think marks) that will help your students to become deep thinkers as they read both fiction and non-fiction texts. I've also included an EDITABLE PowerPoint file that you can use to adjust the reading codes however you need!

These are great to use for informal assessments, RTI progress monitoring, literature circles, book buddies, homework, at home reading accountability, and more.

Full Description:

It is beneficial for students to track their thinking as they read. Taking the time to generate questions, note confusions, make connections, and document their thoughts helps them to become active, reflective readers. This requires students to be metacognitive and think about the text. It also brings awareness about what they do when they read successfully so they have a collection of tools to draw on in the future.

Often teachers have students use sticky notes to record their thoughts and place them into the book on the related page. While this method can be useful, I often found the students were distracted by the notes and frequently demonstrated confusion when asked to talk about the notes they had taken. Since the notes students take when reading can be so useful to a teacher’s instruction it is important that they be organized in an organized and effective manner. Interactive bookmarks are the perfect solution.

An interactive bookmark provides students with a neat & organized way to track their thinking as they engage with a text. It reminds students of the various manners of engagement and makes conferencing with the teacher productive and efficient. The bookmark helps to streamline student thinking so they are recording important thoughts and not just getting caught up in the “fun of the sticky note.” Best of all, when the book is finished the interactive bookmark can be used as a piece of data to document progress and learning.

Keywords: thinkmark, interactive reading, metacognition, annotate, annotating, annotated, note taking, reader notes, book clubs, reading strategies checklist, annotation.

Total Pages
8 pages
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Teaching Duration
Lifelong tool
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