Do you find yourself swimming in a sea of student reading logs, reading responses, post-it notes, and other reading-related activities from your students?
Tame the unorganized mess with a simple student organizational tool: The Student Reader's Notebook.
A reader's notebook is typically a binder (I liked using a 1-inch binder) that is divided into sections to help students organize all of their reading materials into categories.
This binder is the students' go-to reading resource that they will use almost every day during your reading block. It can also be used as an assessment tool for you, the teacher to help inform your instruction.
In this video I walk you through exactly what I put in my student reader's notebook so that you can feel more confident when having your students creating their own.
If you think this organizational system will work for your and your students, check out my ready-to-go student reader's notebook
that includes all of the resources mentioned in the video.
If you want to take it a step further, check out my complete unit on Getting Started in Reader's Workshop