Reader’s Binder. You need five dividers and the sections are: Resources/Data, Vocabulary, Literary Analysis, Reading Application, Informational Text/Research Process.
You need five dividers
and the sections are: Resources/Data, Vocabulary, Literary Analysis, Reading Application, Informational Text/Research Process.
Resources/data will include your workshop procedures hand-out, your class syllabus, Learning Styles Inventory, multiple intelligences information, diagnostic testing data, fluency record and FAIR testing score, etc.
Your reader’s notebook is the place to record your thinking about a text. It includes your feelings, emotions, memories, and the connections you make. Through writing, you can discover more about what you think and feel about a text. Your reader’s notebook is your way to “scrapbook” your reading thoughts.
The primary purpose of a reader’s notebook is to help you become a better reader by deeply engaging with a text.
Your reader’s notebook will be divided into three sections: 1) books to read and 2) reading log and 3) reading responses.
For EVERY book that you read and are counting for your homework of 20 minutes of reading/day, you will time yourself with reading for 10 minutes; then you will count the number of pages and multiply by 12. This will let both of us know if you are reading the required 20 minutes/day or not. Your weekly homework grade will be based on whether you read this amount of pages or not. You may abandon a book; the amount of pages and time spent on an abandoned book will still count for homework, but not towards the 40-book project, of course, as those are for finished books.