Reader's Notebook: Chapter Books vs. Picture Books
- Grades: 3–5
In the Goals and Progress section of each Reader's Notebook, we include a Chapter Books vs. Picture Books: This sheet is used when I have students who should be reading chapter books but who are instead reading picture books the majority of the time.
Third grade is a transitional year for many readers. While students want to read chapter books at the beginning of the year, I find that many readers will fall back into picture books because they are a quick, "easy-to-read" choice. Setting goals in this area is helpful for some readers.