Hi! I am a big fan of letting kids have a lot of independent reading time, and much of the research I've seen supports it. However, I am now seeing that unmonitored independent reading is not as effective. For example, you might have some kids who are reading books beyond or below their level or not challenging themselves or trying new genres, etc. Does anyone have a great way to monitor independent reading? I don't want to do a reading log and I don't want to turn reading into a chore, but I do want them to be accountable for how they are spending this time. I have thought about doing a response journal, but I am worried they are too young.