Reader's Notebook Assessment
- Grades: 3–5
Since students are constantly using their Reader's Notebook to record books they've read, reflect on their reading, track their reading progress, talk back to their books, and set reading goals, it is important that I take time to check in on their work. It is also important to hold my students accountable for maintaining their Reader's Notebook and using it to improve their reading. For this reason, I created a Reader's Notebook Rubric that I use to assess the effort, care, and thought that is put into each student's notebook.
Whenever I formally assess the notebooks, I have the students take them home for their parents to review as well. It is important for parents to observe their child's reading growth over the year, and the Reader's Notebook is a very concrete way for parents to see it.
Download the Reader's Notebook Rubric.