Read about two changes to my independent reading routine that made all the difference last year...do you want accountability without the hassle (and often waste) of reading logs? There's a better way and you can learn all about it here! Reading Log Ideas, Back to School Homework routines

Read about two changes to my independent reading routine that made all the difference last year. Question those routine practices and you might find something you love! (reading logs, homework, status of class routine, back to school ideas for reading)

Check out these Independent reading activities that will make student reading time more meaningful.  Lots of independent reading ideas, anchor charts, and resources.  Grab the free graphic organizer while you are there!

Making the Most of Independent Reading Time

Check out these Independent reading activities that will make student reading time more meaningful. Lots of independent reading ideas, anchor charts, and resources. Grab the free graphic organizer while you are there!

Trying a fun new way to get info to my kids! Independent Reading Projects | @Piktochart Infographic:

This infographic provides a model for how I might roll out a semester or year-long independent reading project to my class (encouraging daily and sustained literacy).

One of my favorite parts of reading is independent reading conferences. I wanted to share some ideas about how to get started with independent reading conferences.

Independent Reading Conferences {A Guide to Getting Started

One of my favorite parts of reading is independent reading conferences. I wanted to share some ideas about how to get started with independent reading conferences.

Learn a few simple ways to make your Independent Reading Time more engaging, effective, and meaningful in your classroom.

Making the Most of Independent Reading Time

Check out these Independent reading activities that will make student reading time more meaningful. Lots of independent reading ideas, anchor charts, and resources. Grab the free graphic organizer while you are there!

How do I manage independent reading? How do I accurately assess my students? Find some answers here.

How do I manage independent reading? How do I accurately assess my students? Find some answers here.

Currently Reading Status of the Class Board keeps the kids accountable for their independent reading books.

Currently Reading Book Cards

Currently Reading Status of the Class Board keeps the kids accountable for their independent reading books.

Independent Reading HELP! Tips and Tricks to a Successful Independent Reading Rotation | READ 180 Community

Independent Reading HELP! Tips and Tricks to a Successful Independent Reading Rotation | READ 180 Community

Blog Post for English Teachers: 15 Tips for Pulling off Independent Reading Programs (in Middle/ High School)

Great article with LOTS of god ideas - Secondary Sara: 15 Tips for Pulling off Independent Reading (in Middle/ High School)

This is a great tool to use on Mondays & have the students work on during the week as they read to self.  On Friday, students should finalize their response and turn it in or add it to their notebooks.

Using Reading Exit Slips to provide purpose & accountability during independent reading time

Wild about fifth grade: Using Reading Exit Slips to provide purpose & accountability during independent reading time

These mini anchor charts are a great addition to your interactive reader's notebook. Each anchor chart gives an explanation of a reading strategy or skill. Students can glue them in their journal for quick and easy reference while they are independently reading.

Reading Mini Anchor Charts

These mini anchor charts are a great addition to your interactive reader's notebook. Each anchor chart gives an explanation of a reading strategy or skill

Try this quick reading check in strategy to keep students accountable for their independent reading. It is also important for teachers to demonstrate an interest in their student's reading choices, but it must be done quickly in a large class. This check in strategy will help develop a culture of reading in your classroom from the 2 Peas and a Dog blog.

Reading Check In Strategy

Try this quick reading check in strategy to keep students accountable for their independent reading. It is also important for teachers to demonstrate an interest in their student's reading choices, but it must be done quickly in a large class. This check in strategy will help develop a culture of reading in your classroom from the 2 Peas and a Dog blog.

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