I'd like to establish a really strong independent reading block with my students... I'm wondering if you might share some routines you use to make it run really smoothly. For example: 1) When do your students "shop" for books? How many do they keep in their bags? 2)Do they respond to their reading somehow? in a journal? With worksheets that ask for characters and setting, plot etc? 3)How long do they read independently for? How do you build their stamina? Any other tips and tricks that you find really helpful? Thanks so much!