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Do you keep a Reading Log, carefully recording title, author, genre and comments regarding every book you read? Few of us do. So why do so many of us ask our students to keep a Reading Log? Is there a purpose in requiring our students to do this specific task, which so few of us do ourselves, or are we asking students to spend considerable time on a task that may not have purpose or meaning in real life?
This week we have an article about how we use "Reading Histories" with our children and a download of the form.
We constantly keep our ears open for great websites that read to our students. Many authors can be heard reading their children's books on their websites, as well. This week we have our favorite Listen to Reading sites linked for easy access.
I am wondering which assessments you use in your classrooms? Our district is thinking about switching from the DRA? to the DRA2?. Do you use the DRA2??
Can it be that we are already half way through the month of September? By this point, many of our routines are beginning to jell, kids are starting to settle in and the question arises: "When my students are building stamina with Read to Self or for that matter any of the Daily 5?, how do I know when it's time to add another Daily 5? Choice?" For our Tip of the Week this week, we share with you our thoughts on how much stamina we look for in our own classrooms before adding another Daily 5? Choice.