So as I head to first grade (yup, if you didn't know, I am looping with my kinder friends this year!), there are lots of changes I need to make. One of the things at the tippy top of my list is to come up with an easy-to-manage, independent Reading Response Notebook. I am sharing the first part with you: it is 3 levels of responding to fiction tables that students check off as they choose which box to respond to after they've read a book. Swing on into MMMB to grab my first of many freebies in response to Jan Richardson's book The Next Step in Guided Reading. Enjoy and let me know your experiences with Readers' Notebooks because this will be my first experience with them with such young learners!