As part of the seatwork rotation of small groups, while I was doing guided reading, my first grade class was doing a reading log. I figured they had read for 45 minutes after the mini lesson, they had best have read a book they could record in their reading log!
I so needed them to be accountable for that amount of time. I have also used rubrics and checklists for accountability.
The entry included the following:
Title and underlined
"This book is about..." They could write and they could illustrate if they choose. There are other ways you can have them journal about the books read. I simply chose this.
I told them I was grading it everyday. If I didn't my class just would ignore the request to complete the activity.
I did not grade it everyday, maybe 5 times the whole semester and after they had the concept down! But I still put a grade on each one.
I used the time to review and model with them. It took only a few minutes and I would look over it before we left for lunch.
They would fix any errors and then I would put the grade on it!
10 points total.
As well, it gave the children the opportunity to put their post it notes somewhere!!!!
I gave extra credit for adding their thinking/learning they prepared while they were reading after the mini lesson about the comprehension skill I had taught during the mini lesson.
Does that make sense?
Anyone else want to tell me what you do with their post it notes after they have completed the reading?
Putting them in the reading log is the best place I could find for them...otherwise it was recycling tub.