She suggests using Book Waterfalls to increase book love, and to also hold students accountable for what they are reading. Students will also informally notice each other's books, and can hold each other accountable if someone has been reading a book for weeks and weeks!
Here's what we did:
After independent reading, students brought their books into a circle.
In the end, each student was held accountable for a text. I could quickly tell if the student had a solid understanding of genre. And also, each student was introduced to many different titles in a short amount of time!
Informal assessment at its best!
Our favorite class picture so far.