After independent reading, have students record and reflect. Young readers will demonstrate their ability to summarize and respond to their reading, and a log is a fun way for them to track their progress. Make copies of this log to use again and again!
Engage students in reading by having them share books with peers. Students prepare for giving a book talk in which they'll describe what happens in the book, their favorite part, and whether or not they would recommend the book to a friend.