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Reading Tools

I am creating this page to have a place to put miscellaneous things like reading genre posters, reading surveys, reading logs, etc. It will probably just be a free for all. Some of the things will be what I have created while others will be treasures that I have found on the web. 🙂 Let me know if you want me to search for more stuff or create anything!

Reading Interest Survey: I created this survey to give to my 6th graders at the beginning of school so that I can get to know them and match them with great books. I used The Book Whisperer by Donalyn Miller and The Reading Zone by Nancie Atwell to create my own survey.

Interest Survey

Reading Genre Posters-You can put these posters all in 1 place in your classroom and/or hang a specific one up on a focus wall for each weekly story.

Santa-Maria Bonita School: http://www.smbsd.org/page.cfm?p=2419

Beth Newingham (3rd grade): http://hill.troy.k12.mi.us/staff/bnewingham/myweb3/Genres.htm

Open Court Resources: http://www.opencourtresources.com/ocr/gradex/Word_Docs/Writing_Genre_Posters.pdf

Reading Genre Tally Sheet- This is for the students’ reading notebooks so they can keep up with the genres they are reading.


Reading Log Sheet- This is a reading log on Beth Newingham’s website for the kids to record all of the books they are reading.


Books I Plan to Read- This is a sheet for kids to write down the titles of books that they think they may want to read in the future-maybe based on books they have seen or books that have been recommended to them.

http://blogs.scholastic.com/top_teaching/2009/11/readers-notebook.html?cid=6a00e54faaf86b8833012875ee3e6e970c (This page is on the scholastic blog and also has many more resources for reading notebooks!!)

Reading Requirements-I want them to read 50 books (10 being picture books) for the year. I typed up a little handout to give them to keep in their noteobooks.

Reading Requirements for 6th Grade pdf

Reading Requirements for 6th Grade word

Reading Response Notebooks- They will be required to write 1 letter each week to me about the book they are reading. Here are the guidelines for the letters so they will know what is expected of them.

Reading Response Notebook Guidelines word

Reading Response Notebook Guidelines pdf

2 thoughts on “Reading Tools

    • It’s going well so far for most of my students. They are reading more than they did last year when other teacher used the basal. I only taught history last year. 🙂

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