Don't look at how I've taken my borders down or that the paper is ripped. Yes, I'm moving and this was posted on the second-to-last day of school.
Instead, look at how many books 78 students read this year! That's an average of almost 26 books per student! Students keep track all year of the books they've read and the ones they've tried and quit - book title, author, genre, and rating if they finish it. It helps me know how to guide them when they want help picking a new book. Periodically, I check their reading logs to make sure they're keeping them up-to-date. Every time I do that, I end up handing out another log or two to a disorganized kiddo whose lost his (in sixth grade, it's usually boys who lose them.)
And then, at the end of the year, we count books in each genre and tally the results. A student made the poster and we counted class by class. I was very pleased with how many books they read, and pretty pleased with the distribution among genres. I'm going to have to encourage more poetry reading next year, but that won't be hard to do with some good collections.
I'm thinking that I want to require reading in each of the genres next year, with a minimum that they have to read (maybe one or two per genre) and then some free choices. Still playing around with that.
Do you have any requirements like that? Share, please!
Have a good Friday!