A Reading Notebook can be used to help your children set goals, keep track of their reading and learn to take notes while reading.
We have developed this reader’s and writer’s notebook so that that you can choose the pieces that fit your classroom. The variety of pages found within also make it easier for you to differentiate for individual students within your class.
***You can download the free, reader’s notebook by clicking on the bold green link towards the bottom of this page.***
We set up our reading notebook in a binder, using dividers to create sections. We are sharing our layout but you might find something that works better for you.
Data & Goal Setting This includes a variety of pages to choose from from bar graphs students can use to show their monthly growth to pages used in helping students write their own reading mission statements.
Tracking My Reading Reading BINGO pages, simple recording pages and descriptions of genres are included for this section. You will also find pages to be used for students to take daily notes on their reading if desired.
Reading Response Includes important words used in reading response along with specific pages for tracking characters, settings and quotes. We’ve also created an assortment of lined pages for you to use as needed. See the links below for a wide variety of graphic organizers that can be used in this section.
Sight Words & Vocabulary You can use graphs, recording pages, vocabulary maps and our Fry Word collection to develop this portion of the notebook. You can use this collection for your Reader’s Notebook. If you choose to do so, there will be resources such as tracking pages, Fry Word Sentences and additional materials here: Fry Word Collection.
****You can download the set of pages here: Reader’s Notebook for the Classroom. ****
We have also created editable binder covers in blue, red and yellow here: Binder Covers.
We have graphic organizer collections designed to meet many of the literature and informational text standards in K – 6. These can be used when appropriate in your Reader’s Notebooks.
You will find additional resources to complement your Reader’s Notebooks within our close reading collection: Close Reading
How will you use this readers and writers notebook in your classroom? We would love to hear your ideas below!