Do you want your students to be independent, motivated, and organized during independent reading time? You have enough to do while teaching small groups… set students up with this reading binder and watch them take ownership of their reading and grow like crazy! After several years of trying this in my classroom, I am convinced that it is one of the best things a student can have during independent reading time. The reading binder helps students become aware of their reading goals, organize their reading logs, document what they talk about during reading with a buddy, and give them ideas when they want to write about literature. The binder also provides a place for students to organize their sticky notes. No more throwing away all of those squares of paper… there is so much value in having students save and organize their work!
I’ve written out everything you need to know to prepare these binders for the kids, and provided all of the printables you need to get started. Just copy the pages, organize, and you’re ready for a great year in reading!
The binder has five tabs (although you can certainly modify to fit your needs!):
* Read to Self
* Read With Someone
* Respond to Reading
* Sticky Notes
Download the preview to see more… you can zoom in to get a better idea of what everything looks like. If you have any questions, please let me know! firstname.lastname@example.org