Although I always have a stack of books on hand to read (in every room of my house!!), as do my daughters & husband, I hadn’t thought much about having my STUDENTS plan their own reading. This year I’m going to have my students actively PLAN their reading!! I’m so excited to set up areas for sharing (both verbally, as well as posted bulletin board space)
Having students keep track of their reading without it becoming too cumbersome has always been a chore! Catherine at The Brown Bag Teacher has some fantastic materials for reader recording & reflection! In the past, I’ve had my students keep an “I’d Rather Read” weekly log as an ongoing homework assignment. Click here to download a copy.
Although it worked with quite a few classes, I abandoned the form a few years ago since my current students did not seem to keep up or buy in to it. (It definitely was not fostering a LOVE for reading!) This year, my students will be keeping a reading log (spiral notebook) that allows for reflection and discussion and their plan: a running list of books to read. They’ll glue instructions for the log on the inside front cover. You can get a copy here.
How will your students make a reading plan this year? I'd love to hear from you!