Most everyday, students have some task that they have to do while they are taking part in individualized reading time. It may be as simple as a sticky note where they write what they are thinking while reading or more complex like a claim-evidence-reasoning sheet where they must make a claim about a book and provide evidence for their thinking. I try to switch it up so that their reading is not "interrupted" everyday with a time-consuming task, but I also need to hold my students accountable for reading and, more importantly, thinking while they are reading.
You can check out my post about my Reader's Notebook. Here you will find more about how I hold my students accountable: http://www.scholastic.com/teachers/top_teaching/2009/11/readers-notebook
I hope this helps!
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