A Reading Notebook will help your children set goals, keep track of their reading and learn to take notes while reading.
This is another free resource for teachers from The Curriculum Corner.
We have developed this reading and writing 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 & writer’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. Our layout is below but you might find something that works better for you.
We are including an overview of the sections you can create in your reading notebooks using the pages we are providing.
Data & Goal Setting
This includes a variety of pages to choose from. You will find bar graphs students can use to show their monthly growth. Other options include pages used in helping students write their own reading mission statements.
Tracking My Reading
Help students track what they are 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.
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 you need. 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 reading 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 for your reading notebooks here:
We have also created editable binder covers in blue, red and yellow here: Binder Covers.
New to reading workshop? Start here: Preparing Your Reading Workshop
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 Reading 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!