Independent Reading Goal Log

Independent Reading Goal Log

Independent reading is an essential piece for growth. The Independent Reading Goal log is a tool to assess students' reading rate and set weekly goals. The premise behind the sheet is that every student reads at a different fluency rate and level. Students begin by timing the number of pages they read in 10 minutes and then do another timing for 10 minutes. The back of the sheet has a place to record student timings and calculate their goal. This goal is written on the front of the sheet. Students read the number of pages as their goal instead of timing minutes. This encourages students to read longer books since the goal is pages and not books. Students fill in the pages they read on the line "from and to". If they need a second book to complete their pages, they add the information on the second line. This document offers a way to monitor reading and keep a record of books for each quarter. CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.6.10
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Work Ethic Rubric

Work Ethic Rubric

Students take ownership for their own actions when they are involved in the assessment of their work ethics. One tool that works effectively in the classroom is a work ethic rubric. Prior to using this activity, discuss with examples what each area is means. Students then self-assess themselves using the rubric. The teacher also completes a rubric for the student. The important piece happens during a conference with the student where both rubrics are compared. The guidelines of the rubric offer a tool to discuss the positive behaviors in the class as well as areas for improvement. The final piece is the parent conference. Sharing both the student's and teacher's rubrics creates a deeper conversation. Parents especially want to know how their son/daughter behaves in class, how the treat others and what needs improvement. The work ethic rubric is a simple tool to guide discussions.
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Reading Response Prompts for Fiction

Reading Response Prompts for Fiction

Reflecting of reading is an important skill. It is often difficult for students to come up with an idea. The prompt sheet offers a selection of 40 prompts that require deeper thinking as well as analysis and application of the text. Prompts can be used daily or weekly depending on your reading program. Emphasis is placed on using text evidence during the written prompt. Students are given choices in selecting their prompts depending on the type of fiction they are reading. Prompts include written and drawn responses. CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.6.1/6.2/6.3
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Reading Goal

Reading Goal

Students are timed with a fiction book that they are presently reading. This approach is differentiated because all students read at a different rate and level. They can assess themselves on their independent reading for the reading workshop.
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