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Old 02-08-2018, 05:42 PM
 
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Great My district dumped Accelerated Reader in favor of Achieve 3000 (good marketing push from them). Achieve is fine, but it's nonfiction only.

I think students need some level of accountability for their independent reading choices. Nothing major- just a "Did you pay attention while reading?" quiz. I don't want to slog through projects or summaries for all their books. I don't think the 40 book genre challenge truly holds them accountable. An unintended consequence of current reading strategies seems to be an inability to stick with anything of length.

Does anybody have ideas for next year?



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Do you give strategy quizzes?
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other curriculum. If I'm understanding you correctly, Sprite, you are talking about a skill that can be applied across literature types.

Honestly, I want to have my cake and eat it, too. I want the students to be able to self-select because it's been proven to be motivating, but I don't want a lot of extra work for me or them in making sure they are doing more than opening a book at the correct time.
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I have daily conferences with each of my students about the books that they are reading. I've found these conferences to be far more effective than any test over any book. The kids know that they will be meeting one on one with me to discuss their books - this seems to be holding them accountable.

You can also have the kids do book talks or share their reading daily with a partner.
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