|What is Independent reading?
Independent Reading is when students choose something to read that is at a level of difficulty so they can read fluently and understand what they are reading. It is something that students can do at any time of the day or night in any discipline, rather than just occurring once a day.
Selecting your book
|Role of the teacher
The teacher monitors what the students are reading and confers with students and models good reading habits.Assessment for learning
Teacher confers with student during independent reading about their reading goals, and records reading progress in folder.Teacher conferencing questionsReading journal
Students records goal and reading progress
My reading rubric and goalsMy reading goals
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