This is a great chart, using 9 reading checkpoints, for students to graph their current page number while reading The Hobbit.
I put a calendar on the wall with due dates for each of the 9 checkpoints. The students knew that we would be discussing the novel and completing activities in class at that time.
On the due date, they wrote their current page number at the bottom of the chart and then drew a line on the graph to represent their spot. Using red/blue pen or a colored pencil works best. The goal was for them to be at least on track with the required pages. Those who were behind/ahead could visually see where they were in comparison to the expectation.
I used this instead of reading quizzes to encourage students to keep up with the reading.
This chart can be kept in a group literature circle folder.
The chart can be used in student reading conferences.
RTI, Special Education - I've filled it out for students and shown it to parents, counselors, and intervention teachers to document when a student is having difficulty in the classroom. This leads to discussions on the need for modifications, audio CDs, etc.