I have been working on a few notebooks to help make my life a little easier! One of them is my guided reading notebook. I decided to “revamp” it this year. Here is the cover I used for my notebook! I wanted to set it apart from my others!
I also wanted to include a system for assessing my students. I came across this Guided Reading Rubric. I highly recommend using this! It comes with the rubric and the student grid for marking their progress. I placed dividers in my notebook (which I will label later) and then behind each divider I placed 3 student grids. (There are six students per grid, so that will be enough per group for about 2 weeks, then I will print more.) It is perfect, there are enough students per grid that one sheet can equal a whole guided reading group! I love having it all on one sheet! Each (of the first 5) dividers will be a group–but I let them name their own groups when school starts–so I will label them then!
|Oh and I placed the actual rubric for the checking system at the front of the notebook.|
|Here is a copy of the checking system. The link above will take you right to it where you can print it off though!|
The next part of my notebook are my Reader’s Responses for my guided reading table. Now I might use some of these outside of Guided Reading, but for the most part…these are to assess the students knowledge of what we have covered that week. There are a ton of them at the link I listed…but I took a picture of a few of my favs in my notebook! I have a blank page protector in each group’s section so I can keep their work (the responses) they complete in the notebook too; this will help me see their progress over time and what they are still struggling with. (The work will not be graded, it is just for practice.)