Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Reader's Notebook

Today I conducted and Independent Reading Training for teachers in Grades 3-5. We had wonderful conversation about growing our students as readers. We shared ideas about organizing our students and the work they do in Reader's Workshop and brainstormed sections for a Reader's Notebook.
So, I couldn't resist created cover sheets/divider pages for their Reader's Notebooks.

They are available in my Teacher's Notebook store, but I am giving them away free to the anyone who comments below with their ideas for sections for a Reader's Notebook by tomorrow at 1:00 pm. In your comment, please also not the color you like best. And....if you like them all, no problem! I'll send you a document with a variety of the colors. There are two editable pages for you to personalize. The cover sheets (pictured below) are editable as well to add student names. The blue one has that option as well, but I saved the picture before adding it.....It's late and I'm ready for bed, so I'll switch out the pic later:)

Click on the pics to go to my Teacher's Notebook store to see the full description.

Happy Wednesday!


  1. Very cute! I like them all, but the green the best :)

    Ideas: non-fiction, fiction, maybe a list of the chapter books that are being used and their levels...I like to keep my pacing guides and assessment charts in mine also!

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    1. Sara- I was totally thinking about the kids using this- but how awesome would it be for the teacher to have her own that served as an example but also had extra sections. Thanks!!!

  2. Cute! I like all the covers...but I have to say the blue one is a favorite!

    Here are some ideas for the readers' notebook sections:
    1. Reading Log

    2. Genres

    3. Goals and Progress

    4. Mini-Lesson Handouts

    5. Reading Responses

    6. Resources

    7. Miscellaneous

    Just a few ideas!


    1. I am a fan of anything blue!!!! I'm thinking miscellaneous is a great section- for those things that just don't fit a category!

  3. I love them all!! Green and Blue are my favorites!!!! a couple of ideas: fluency, comprehension, anchor charts, assessment graphs...
    very cute!!!

    Thanks for sharing!

  4. Green and Blue are my favs!!!!! couple of ideas.....graphs for lit. assessments, comprehension anchor charts, cafe strategies....

    Very cute!!!

    1. You just gave me an awesome idea. They could keep track of their CAFE goals in the notebook. And I love the idea of them graphing their own data in some way:)

  5. Very cute! I also love the blue and green! I love your cute blog and just wanted to let you know I nominated you for a little blog award, head over to my blog to check it out:

  6. Thanks for sharing! I found your blog through Mrs. Mindy's Kindergarten Kidlets. So glad I did!

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  7. I love the binder covers. Red is my favorite. A few ideas:

    Graphic organizers



    Reading Logs

    I'm sure I will think of more. The ideas above are great!!


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