posted Jan 11, 2015, 6:52 AM by Courtney Richardson
updated Jan 26, 2015, 7:50 AM
It is impossible to know for certain that students are reading and understanding their self-selected books, but one way to monitor this is through individual conferences. Try to meet with each student about once a week to discuss his or her independent reading. You can further monitor their understanding by asking students to draw or write about their reading in a readers’ notebook.