Today I read about the Reader's Notebooks in The Book Whisperer. This past nine weeks, I used a reading log for students to complete center work in but I see the difference between that and the reader's notebook. My students used their reading logs to answer teacher created questions, complete graphic organizers, and do other skill based work. A reader's notebook is a place for students to record their progress as a reader such as genre requirements and book lists. I would love to have a reader's notebook this year to allow my students and I to communicate about their reading. I am having a hard time wrapping my brain around how to set them up and use them. My system uses a basal program and I have certain non-negotiables that I have to complete in centers each week. I have looked into reader's notebooks available on Teachers Pay Teachers (Lesson Plan SOS has one I really want!). This is something I am going to have to do some serious planning and thinking about. Does anyone out there use reader's notebooks with a basal program? I would love some suggestions!