Thank you so much for attending our presentation on choice reading in the secondary ELA classroom. You’ll find a PDF of our presentation below as links to additional notes and other information we talked about during out session.
I’ve also shared many handouts from my classroom as examples of the things you can do with choice reading. Feel free to let them inspire you in your own classroom. And as a bonus, I’m including free downloads of four handouts you can use in your own library!


Click the image to download a PDF of our presentation

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Classroom notes

Here’s a look at September’s study of realistic fiction

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40 Book Challenge

includes two versions of the genre breakdown, a handout on styles, and a checklist

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IRP Handout

Here’s a glimpse of how I’ve set up my independent reading project & genre calendar.

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Bi-Monthly questions

On the 1st & 3rd Fridays of the month, we gather in small book groups to discuss novels. Our questions look similar to this every month.

Monthly Book Choice

I have my students write down their choice at the beginning of the month for an easy 5 points.

If they change their novel during the month I have them adjust it on the sheet which I display.

Click the image to download a copy!

Monthly wrap-up

At the end of the month, I use a wrap-up handout similar to this.
I often change up the questions & some months I’ll substitute a book talk or one pager from Spark Creativity.

Click the image for a closer look at September’s

Critical Theory resources

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Classroom notes

Here’s just a sample of what my “lecture” notes look like. Short and sweet!

CLassroom Library Handouts for you! (click to download)

Library checkout

Download a handout to keep track of the books leaving your library!

Realistic YA

Here’s a booklist of some great, realistic YA books!

Shelf Talker

Download these shelf talkers to get your students recommending books!

Paranormal YA

Need a book recommendation for October? Try one of these YA reads!

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