An Easy Way for Students to Take Notes While Reading Books
- Grades: 3–5
While my main form of Reader Workshop assessment is done when conferring with readers or meeting in small groups, I also want to hold students accountable for authentic reading when they are not working directly with me.
As students read their books, they are asked to use Post-it(R) notes to record the thinking that they are doing as they read. After they get done with a book, they remove the notes and organize them onto paper. I give students page protectors to cover the sheets so that the notes do not fall off.
I like to look at these pages to assess students’ level of thinking, and I often refer to the notes when conferring with readers.