Monday, February 20, 2012

Independent Reading

Sorry for the lull in posts! It seems that the past month has been packed with To-Dos,  and I'm just now getting a breather!

This may seem more like a beginning of the year kind of post, but I'm finding my friends need a little reminder about what independent reading looks and sounds like. We spend at least 30 minutes a day in Just Right books, busy tracking our thinking and sharing our ideas with partners.

Usually most students are engaged in their text, but some rarely track quality thinking or share their ideas with their partners. So this week we'll spend some time refreshing ourselves to Reader's Workshop. I made a bookmark and a few rubrics for my friends to use during independent reading. Please feel free to use them in your class too!

 A holistic rubric for you or your friends to use to assess independent reading.

An analytic rubric to show a break down of expectations. 

See my post about using and creating your own rubrics!

Happy reading! 


  1. We need a refresher too! This will work for my little ones too...thanks :)

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