This product includes files that every reading teacher should have. This fifty-seven page document includes the following:
1) Friday follow-up assessments: These are quick forms of assessments I use every Friday to make sure students are capturing the main ideas I taught throughout the week in reading. Feel free to use the one’s I provided or modify them to make them your own. There are eleven included which are titled: A Brief Review, Questions to Consider for Assessing Reading Habits, Volume, and Stamina Levels L-Z, reading log reflections, reader’s notebooks, just right books, character analysis, my folder, historical fiction, book club reflection, mystery unit, mystery unit #2, fantasy, and fantasy #2.
2) Readers notebooks: Every student in my class writes two reading responses each week in their reader’s notebooks. The reading responses are always based on their independent reading book and they are always due on Friday. The reading responses require students to think critically about the book. I do not allow summaries of books, because retelling is the lowest level of thinking in reading. I want them to move past retelling and work on “thinking about their thinking” as they read. These entries are supposed to be creative, unique, thoughtful, and detailed. Additionally, on Friday I do galleries with students. During these galleries, students walk around and look at each other’s reading responses for the week. They take post-it notes with them so that they can write helpful, positive, and specific feedback when responding to their fellow classmates work. I have found reading responses to be the best way to help students take their reading to a new level!
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3) Making Connections Handout
4) Reader’s Oath Handout
5) Independent Reading Requirements – I send this home to parents explaining my expectations
6) A “Future Reads” template students can fill out to list future books they want to read
7) A reading survey – great for conferencing with kids!
8) Why Can’t I Skip My 20 Minutes of Reading Tonight Handout
9) Selecting a Book Bookmark
10) Strategies to Help Me Read Stronger and Longer Handout
11) Making Inferences Activity
12) Book Club Meeting Sheet
13) Book Club Meeting Calendar
14) Book Club Job Handouts which include: a connector sheet, a questioner sheet, a synthesizer sheet, a visualize sheet, a predictor sheet, a summarizer (determining importance) sheet, a comprehension monitor sheet, a book review sheet.
15) LINC Book Discussion Guide
16) Literature Circles – Self, Peer, and Teacher Evaluation
17) Reading Conference Labels
18) How to Pick a Just Right Book Poster
19) Reading Conference Form
20) Sign Out Sheet for the Classroom Library
21) Reading Log (for in class reading)
22) Reading Log (for at home reading) – I make these due each Friday
23) Reading Response Tic-tac-toe Board
24) Strategy Group Fluency Minilesson
25) Repeated Reading Fluency Checklist
26) Fluency Rubric
27) A Connections and Conflict Handout
28) Books that are Significant to Me Handout
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