We read 70 choice novels last month!
Each link in that brown paper chain represents a book finished during the month of November.
Each day, we read our choice novels for the first ten minutes of class. No matter what. I encourage abandonment of books that don’t quite fit, I conference with students, and I model reading for students. We practice reading the things we like to get better at reading the things we might not like.
I keep a chart of our choice novel progress on one of our bulletin boards.
We’ve read 208 choice books so far this year!