The Reading Notebook is a great way to not only hold your students accountable during independent reading, but also allow them to grow at their own pace.
The Reading Notebook is designed so that beginning readers can start with the basics. For example, what is the book title? What part did you like best?
As the reader grows and is able to identify more information within a book, the teacher can decide to upgrade the Reading Notebook pages based on the students abilities.
This Reading Notebook is intended to assist young readers developing their ability to think about what they are reading. Throughout the year, as pages are added to their notebook, students will become better able to record written responses to what they have read and be better prepared for the next grade.