Saturday, January 18, 2014

Reading Notebooks in Kindergarten

Every year my school has a summer book study. Last summer we studied this awesome resource:

It was such a great read and has really changed my reading workshop/guided reading time for the better!

I was thrilled to discover that many bloggers were reading this book as well! 
They shared so many great ideas and resources.

You can find them here:

A few years ago we focused on this book: 

We found many other teachers using notebooks across the curriculum. 

That year my team and I decided to use notebooks in Science, Math, and Reading.
Once I saw this post from Kathryn on her reading notebooks I was sold!! :)
My students and I love our reading notebooks. I love that their learning is captured in one special spot throughout the year. My daughter loved my students' notebooks so much she had me create one for her to use at home! So funny!

Here are some of the ways we use our 
reading notebooks:

to join the Book Lovers Club

to set a purpose for reader's workshop

to identify the parts of a book

to practice letter sounds

to reinforce vowels

to study authors' choices

to learn about characters

to stretch out cvc words

and practice spelling

to reinforce using the word wall 

and much more! 

Love, love, love these reading notebooks!

You can find the label prompts that I use HERE!


  1. Love these notebooks. Perfectly age appropriate and filled with learning.

  2. Great post! I love your reading notebooks!
    Teaching With Love and Laughter

  3. There are so wonderful ideas here! I just love the pictures. The visuals really help! Thank you for sharing!