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What method(s) do you use to hold students accountable for independent reading? (i.e., "read 20 minutes for homework") I'm looking for a new system.


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I've always done 15 per night for homework and the kids return a sheet with their homework but I've been thinking about changing it. I wondered about mandatory reading first thing in the morning instead. Come in get settled and start reading immediately. That would give me time to take attendance, etc. I don't want to lose the instruction time but many kids just don't read at night. I'm not sure yet though.
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Yeah, I thought about that too--consider the "DEAR" time as your reading for the day. It would take the homework assignment and bring it into the classroom, and you know it's getting done. Any other ideas, folks? I know I don't want to do a reading log; it's too easy to fake them. (BTDT! )
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I assign 20-30 minutes of independent reading per night. Once they read they have to write 3-5 sentences about what they read. It has worked well this year. I like the ideas about students not reading at home and having the opportunity to do so in the morning.
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Old 08-17-2013, 07:39 AM
 
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I'm changing it to classroom time as well.

Previously I had them write in a spiral the most important part of what they read as well as a connection. We shared them in class the next day.

Kids go sick of it though.


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My 3rd grader last yr had a reading log that we had to sign each night and was checked on Friday. That worked ok. It would be best to check it every night. As a whole, this works well for the school.
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Old 08-19-2013, 01:08 PM
 
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we send a calendar at the beginning of each month, students indicate how many minutes they read each night (Our goal is 20 min/day or 400 minutes per month). Parent signs, turn in and get BRAG TAG for their effort!
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