Goodreads YA List
Penny Kittle Booklists
Nerdy Book Club Top Ten Lists
Nerdy Book Awards
A Book and a Hug
Reading List Template
Read Goal Ideas
- Building Stamina and Volume (How long they read/how much they read)
- Reading Habits--Will they use sticky notes to track characters? Share favorites in book talks? Reread when it gets confusing
- Genre-Trying new or less familiar styles of writing? Books in a series efforts?
- Read Strategies Application- character analysis, using context clues to analyze unfamiliar words, analyzing tone/mood, seeking out figurative language and determining its purpose, making generalizations, drawing conclusions, determining important ideas from details, etc
- Titles on their TBR List
1. Read book for ten minutes.
2. Write down the number of pages read at end of ten minutes.
3. Multiply that number by twelve to see how many pages you could read in two hours.
4. Multiply that number (what you should read every week) by the number of weeks in the semester. This will be the number of books you should read if most books are two hundred pages. (175)
PDFs of literature and nonfiction works for middle and high school
Listenwise for Podcasts
"The Power and Possibility of Post-It"
"Post-It Note Strategies to Improve Understanding"
"From Post-Its to Theories in Read's Notebook"
Things To Talk About in the Reading Conference
- Why did you choose this book?
- What makes it a favorite or not as engaging as ...?
- What are you planning to read next? Why?
- How are your reading goals progressing?
- What's a theory that you have about a character?
- How are you applying the thinking/strategies from class into your independent reading?
- What's one of your favorite notebook entries?
- What's a question or struggle that you're having?
- What are you noticing about the writer's craft or style?
- What questions do you have for me about my reading?
Gordon, Berit. No More Fake Reading: Merging the Classics with Independent Reading to Create Joyful, Lifelong Readers. Corwin, 2018.