So, we know that independent reading is MORE than just get out your books these days! It is part of a Reader’s Workshop!
So starting as early as KINDERGARTEN students are self-selecting several texts, keeping those texts in their personal book bags or boxes and choosing a place to get comfortable in classrooms to READ independently for upwards of 15-20 minutes EVERY DAY for EVERY STUDENT!
I promise you kids will get LOST during this time in books and you will come to love it as the best part of your day. But, sometimes we want to have a little EXTRA accountability for students. Why not consider having a student checklist that they could fill out daily/weekly?
These could be kept in student book boxes/bags and if you needed to ask a student for their self-checklist you could! You would only ask for it though if you had something important to write on it. Perhaps a not about a behavior that should give them a YES check or a NO check when they evaluate themselves?
It is uploaded here in a word doc for you or PDF to use as you see fit in your own classroom! If you like the idea and if you download, be sure to leave a comment!
Happy INDEPENDENT READING!