Reading, Teaching, Learning

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

40 Book Invitation Update




This is my second year to adapt Donalyn Miller's 40 Book Challenge into my classroom.  It's still a work in progress, but I'm excited about how it's going.  This year I am working with four groups of fourth grade gifted readers in a pull-out program.  We just ended our first quarter, so we counted up our progress and filled out First Quarter Reading Reflections.  I believe it is important for our students to learn how to reflect upon their progress, strengths, and weaknesses to evaluate themselves as readers.  Each class's 40 Book Invitation total (we count a 100 pages as a book, but students have to complete the book to count it as more than one book):

JFB 1 (13 students):  116 books - an average of almost 9 books per student!
JFB 2 (9 students):  77 books - an average of 8.5 books per student!
SLE (4 students):  72 books - an average of 18 books per student!
KME (17 students):  191 books - an average of 11 books per student!


Grand total of books read during first quarter....456!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  An average of almost 11 books per student!

Wow! I'm excited to see where this invitation will take them all!

Here are some examples of kids' First Quarter Reading Reflections:


Here is a link for a copy of the reflection:

https://docs.google.com/document/d/19J0dSBFTpxDcCGNEHfxJHZZDQFW9IRfnK68lV96biJE/edit?usp=sharing




19 comments:

  1. Hi Holly,
    Is there any way to get a copy of this reader response page? This would be a great addition to our book challenge . thanks!
    Joan

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  2. Sure! Send me your e-mail, and I'll send you a copy. :-)

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    1. Can I possibly get a copy of this? I am wanting to start the 40 Book Challenge with my 3rd graders this year. Thank You

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  3. Hi Holly, I'd love a copy as well. How do you track each book that they read, and do you hold them accountable for completing anything once each book is finished?
    Thanks, Leigh

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  4. This is amazing! I would love to have a copy of this response sheet as well. My email is mhanes@bcpschools.org. Thanks so much! :)

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  5. Could you send me your response sheet too? My email is jbanse@highlandschool.org. Many, many thanks!

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  6. Ahhh this is such a great idea! Can you please send me a copy, too? My email address is saitol@marist.ac.jp Thank you!

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  7. Holly, I am trying to promote wide reading in the districts I am working with. This is great what you posted. Do you have a template of your model to share (with credit)?

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  8. I would love a copy of this response sheet - that is a great reflection

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  9. I am looking forward to incorporating the 40 Book Challenge into my grade 4/5 classroom this fall. Could you please and thank you share a copy of the reflection sheet with me too.

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  10. OMG! What a great idea!!! Will you please email me the response/reflection sheet

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  12. This reflection page is amazing! I would love a copy as well. mgafney6@gmail.com

    Thank you!!

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  13. Could I also have a copy? My email address is brittanyrene919@yahoo.com Thank you

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  14. I would love to implement this reflection page in my classroom this year. May I please have a copy? tiffv1@hotmail.com Thank you!

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  15. I forgot to post my email address jermalriggins9@gmail.com

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  16. Here is a link for a copy of the reflection sheet: https://docs.google.com/document/d/19J0dSBFTpxDcCGNEHfxJHZZDQFW9IRfnK68lV96biJE/edit?usp=sharing

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  17. Hi! How do you set up your reader's notebooks?

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  18. I'd love a copy of these reflections (editable please, since we have terms and are only reading 30 books. Thanks!
    sbollegraf@sunrisesd.ca

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