Independent Reading Rubric

4 - Consistently 3 - Usually 2 - Sometimes 1 - Seldom



Reader self-selects books from a variety of genres


Reader self-selects books that is just right for independent reading


Body language shows active reading (eyes moving across the page, cross checking pictures when appropriate, stopping from time to time to think about reading, turns pages at appropriate pace, stays in text for an appropriate time)


Can clearly communicate thinking and understanding of the text read (thoughts indicate they interacted mentally with the text through any of the following: schema, questions about text, inferring, identifying important ideas, creating mental pictures, synthesis)


Applies new strategies and understanding to text


Reader does not interrupt other students reading

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Total possible points is 24