My students have had success with Focused Reading Book Reports. These are not your typical summary book reports. They each have a specific point for students to concentrate on as they think about the book.
Download these forms for free and try them out with some of your students.
These forms and 14 more Focused Book Report forms, plus many other effective reading assessments can be found in my book Hi-Impact Reading Strategies.
These assessments have worked at all levels in my Spanish classes (1-AP), and most recently, in my Latin classes. I’ll show some student examples of these in a few days.
Oh, I didn’t mention that I volunteered to teach Latin at a school my daughter started? I’ve been learning Latin for 8 months and teaching it for 6 months!
I’ll blog about what I’m learning and re-learning about language teaching soon. Stay tuned…