I have a question about your Sticky Thinking. Do you require your students to do it everyday during IDR time? Do they have to have so many to turn in at the end of the day or is it just an outlet to jot the thinking down on when it is not a time to share? I have some kids that I know are reading the whole time, but NEVER write down anything on a Sticky Note. They have have like 2 pages filled for this entire school year. I get frustrated at times because I have modeled it, shared examples of classmates, done it as a class read aloud, and again in small groups. Most of the time, it is my stronger readers that just want to read. I almost feel like they don't want to be bothered with it. While I know I need to be able to hold the students accountable for they are doing while I cannot meet with them, I hate to keep on these students about doing it when they are truly motivated and strong readers. What do you do if a student is not doing the Sticky Thinking as they are reading independently? Do you have kids that just read for 40 minutes without doing anything except reading the book? Is that ok?
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