Independent Reading Resources

Posted on September 30, 2012. Filed under: IRLA Class, Reading | Tags: |

Update (on 10/22/12):  Here is a sample reading response and reflection:

I am still making my way through last week’s reading response work, but I am happy to say I saw some creative approaches, focused goals, and careful execution in the responses I’ve read so far.  I am also happy to read reflections containing evidence of how the reading response work helped you to push your thinking while reading and understand the book, and who you are as a reader, better. Overall, I’m impressed with your first attempts at this work!

While all of the independent reading resources are available through this blog, I thought it might be helpful to have the links all in one place…

  • The guidelines and expectations – This handout also includes the rubric. Remember to use the rubric as a guide and a checklist as you complete your work each week.
  • Sample reading response methods – and more sample reading response methods – Remember, you are not limited to these methods, these are just the ones we’ve reviewed or practiced so far.  It is okay to be creative in your methods, in fact, it’s encouraged!
  • Sample reading response, reflection, and works cited – here is everything but the bookmark.  Check this out if you’d like another example of what your work could look like.
  • Reading Response template – For those of you who like a little more structure, or would like to have a place to plan out your work besides the notebook space, take a look at this template.  (Just remember that all work must be submitted in the notebooks.)
  • Reflection Prompts – Because reflecting is a big part of your work, here are some prompts to help guide you as you reflect on what you did, what you learned, and what you need to do in the future.
  • SMART Goals – To help you as you review your existing goals and write new ones, here is the overview of SMART goals.  Remember, our objective here is to work on the task we, personally, need to most so that we can make progress and move toward more challenging goals.
  • Bookmark – Finished with your book and need a new bookmark?  Misplaced the one you picked up in school?  This document contains two bookmarks for  you to print.
  • NoodleTools – Here is a link to the NoodleTools page.  Remember, you can use NoodleTools to take notes, generate your works cited information, and more!
  • Independent Reading Spreadsheet – When you’ve finished reading, log what you’ve read here!

~Ms. Morris 🙂

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[…] READING:   Continue working on your independent reading response work at home.  Take a look at this blog post for links to your independent reading […]

Do can you do a connections chart for the reflection ?

A connections chart is part of the RESPONSE work that you do. Your reflection is where you take a look at all of your response work and write about how it helped you to understand your book better. You should provide examples and evidence from the text in your reflection.

Does a chart count has a reflection ?

A chart is part of your RESPONSE work.

These are some helpful papers and hints. Thanks for putting them there Ms. Morris.


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