Each reflection meets a Common Core Standard.
Reflections and standards included:
1. Favorite Part: RL.2.7
2. Picture Walk: RL.2.5
3. Character Analysis: RL.2.3
4. Problem and Solution: RL.2.1
5. Setting: RL.2.1
6. Ask and Answer Questions: RL.2.1
7. Text-To-Self: RL.2.1
8. Text-To-Text: RL.2.1
9. Text-To-World: RL.2.1
10. Summary: RL.2.10
1. Topic Identification: RI.2.2
2. Important Facts: RI.2.2
3. Meaning of Words: RI.2.4
4. Ask and Answer Questions: RI.2.1
5. Text-To-Self: RI.2.1
6. Text-To-Text: RI.2.1
7. Text-To-World: RI.2.1
8. Opinion: RI.2.6
9. Visual Image: RI.2.7
10. Main Idea and Supporting Details: RI.2.8
I use these Fiction and Nonfiction Reading Reflections to check for student comprehension. I created them in effort to eliminate students from ONLY reading AR books. With these short reflections I can give students credit for ANYTHING they read. I even allow the students to fill out a reflection on a magazine article or any other type of reading material they choose. This allows students to choose books and reading material that truly fits them, instead of being tied to a color or level!
There are two identical reflections on the same page. Included are 10 Fiction Reflections and 10 Non-Fiction Reflections. I use a different one for each month of the school year (one fiction and one non-fiction each month). I begin by demonstrating with a mentor text how the reflection is completed. Then, for the rest of that month, this is the reflection the students use for their own reading. The reflections begin at a very basic level and get progressively more difficult throughout the year.
In my classroom we keep these reflections in a "Reading Log Folder". Each time the student has finished a reading reflection they want me to look at they place the folder in my basket for grading.
Each reflection also has a box labeled "checked". In this box I initial and place a small sticker in the box. This allows me to keep track of which reflections I have already graded. The students then transfer their stickers to an incentive chart for rewards.