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Independent reading

Discover Pinterest’s 10 best ideas and inspiration for Independent reading. Get inspired and try out new things.
10 Independent Reading Time Ideas - Miss DeCarbo

Independent reading is a favorite time of the day in my classroom! My students love finding a cozy place to read and get lost in their books. As the year goes

FREE Reading Response Journal Menu

Okay teacher friend. It’s finally here. And I’m so excited! I’ve had this resource collecting dust on my computer for years now. I’ve been using this strategy in my classroom for the last few years, but haven’t had the energy or time (teacher life + mom life is exhausting, am I right?) to put it all together so that it’s ready to go for busy teachers like you! Well, it’s finally finished and I finally get to unveil it to you! Did you know I have a FREE downloadable reading response menu…

Teach Your Students to Love Reading: 3 Strategies that Work - Chalk & Apples

Seriously, that's it. And in that 2 minutes, you'll learn more about your students as readers than you ever would from a reading log that may or may not be

Is it possible to have accountability for students' at home reading (homework…

Want to know how to ensure at-home reading accountability without using reading logs for elementary students? Read this blog post to learn how I got rid of reading logs and implemented status of the class instead to instill a love of reading and support students in their daily reading habits both at

Watch popular Independent reading videos

Ozzy's Mailbox: Motivate reading practice with Ozzy’s learn to read games for kids 5-7
Are you looking for some ways to liven up independent reading? I have the best reading response activities to help reenergize your independent reading! These ideas are great for 3rd grade, 4th grade and 5th grade reading instruction and will help your students reading comprehension improve!
Only a few weeks into the year, making predictions is a just-right reading strategy for my emerging readers. Many of my friends still rely heavily on picture clues to make meaning and to decode texts. Making predictions allows readers to feel successful even with books they may not be ready to independently read, yet.
With the end of the school year approaching, things can start to get a little boring for students. One particular place where things get boring is independent reading time. In this episode of Stellar Teacher Podcast, I share some ideas on how to switch up reading block to keep your students engaged and on track to their reading goals. Learn how to keep your students on track with their reading comprehension with reading response activities!Grab those ear buds and listen in!