Reading Field Notes 3

I can reflect on my reading

We will use Field Notes for this. It will take us several weeks to get the Field Notebooks all set up and generate ideas.

  • I can read for pleasure.

  • I can read for information.

  • I can share what I read.

Check in:

  • Check in at voice level 0

  • Go to seats and

    • get out your reading field notes

    • plan what you want to check out today

    • be ready for next instructions

Review Week 1

Review Week 2

What are field notes?

What is the purpose of field notes?

What are field notes kept in?

Required Content:

  • Table of contents for notebook

  • for each book:

    • title / author / illustrator

    • start & finish dates

    • your book rating

    • something about the book

Reading Field Notes -- The Art

If reading is an art, what should we include in our reading field notes?

Might Haves

For your notebook:

  • Minutes read log

  • Genre tracker

  • Books to read

  • Series I've read

  • more . . .

For books you read and record in your notebook:

  • What do you want to add?

    • covers

    • art

    • make a 2 page spread

    • dutch doors

    • envelopes

Fun things to add

Images from the Facebook Group: Bullet Journaling for Readers





Assignment for Reading Field Notes 3 (while we check out):

(show my example)

Set up your notebook with:

  • Table of contents and/or index

  • Decide on a layout to start with (this can change as you work with it)

  • Get started with a book, must haves, and something about the book!

Book Template for Field Notes

End of Class (last 5 - 10 minutes)

At timer:


  • Go to Voice Level 0

  • Stop working

  • Return supplies to proper place

  • READ

  • Wait for review and dismissal instructions

I can reflect on my reading

More about Field Notes