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Another thing I do to get to know my students as readers is allow them to sign up for book talks on the independent reading books they love. When they are ready, they simply move their number under the appropriate heading.
On Fridays, I carve out some time in the morning for students to share their books. As students are sharing, others take out their "Books I Want to Read" form. Students record any book they are interested in reading later.
Students also use this form in the beginning of the year when they are browsing my library. I like that it gives my students a plan for what they want to read next. It is especially helpful when I introduce new books, or share similar books after a read aloud. This form allows for students to keep the new title in mind while maintaining accountability to finish their current book.
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What do you use to help get to know your students as readers and writers?
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