This is also available in 5 packs. Here's an engaging way to improve your students' reading comprehension and to encourage them to write their thoughts about what they've read. It is also an excellent assessment tool for documenting reading achievement over time in a reading workshop that includes independent reading, guided reading, and literature study. Fountas & Pinnell's Reader's Notebook is an 8x10 spiral notebook, similar to what students use everyday, but specially designed to promote reflection and dialogue about reading. As described in the authors' best-selling Guiding Readers And Writers, Grades 3-6, the Reader's Notebook is practical and easy to use. In it, students transform traditional book reports into active dialogues. The notebook becomes a personal storehouse of students' thoughts and feelings and a place to access them for later review, reflection, and sharing. It is also a way for teachers systematically to assess students' responses to the texts they are reading independently. Used throughout the academic year, the notebook serves as a continual record of one reader's book list, interests, and reading responses. Students may write in longhand, make charts or quick sketches, or glue in their writings produced on a computer. The notebook also contains many different resources for writing about reading. It is organized into four easy-to-use, color-coded tabbed sections. The notebook includes: Guidelines for Reading WorkshopReading List (tabbed section)Reading Requirements ListGenres at a GlanceStudent's Reading ListsBooks to Read (tabbed section)Reading InterestsBooks to ReadLetters (tabbed section)Form for a Friendly LetterGuidelines for Proofreading Your LetterLetter from TeacherPossible Topics for Your LetterGuided Reading/Book Club (tabbed section)Preparing for a Book DiscussionWays to Have a Good DiscussionHow to Give a Book Talk The Reader's Notebook helps students account for what they read and become better readers by: engaging in critical thinking and reflection about how to interpret a text; connecting reading and writing in many genres; and using the notebook to promote and support discussion. Emphasize the intersection of thinking, talking, and writing in students' reading of a text. Have them use the Reader's Notebook and explore the opportunities to expand their skills.
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