40 Book Challenge - Reader's Journal

40 Book Challenge - Reader's Journal
40 Book Challenge - Reader's Journal
40 Book Challenge - Reader's Journal
40 Book Challenge - Reader's Journal
40 Book Challenge - Reader's Journal
40 Book Challenge - Reader's Journal
40 Book Challenge - Reader's Journal
40 Book Challenge - Reader's Journal
Product Rating
1 Rating
File Type

PDF (Acrobat) Document File

Be sure that you have an application to open this file type before downloading and/or purchasing.

35 MB|99 pages
Also included in:
  1. This product includes multiple items that were suggested by Donalyn Miller in her book, "The Book Whisperer". This bundle gives you everything you need to start your 40 Book Challenge off with a strong foot. Included in this BundleReader's Survey- to help you understand the reading habits of your st
    Save $1.00
Product Description

Based on Donalyn Miller's book, "The Book Whisperer", I created this reader's journal as a place for students to log the books they had read and reflect as their reading challenge progressed.

How can I set this product up?

This product is perfect for your reading students! I created it to be used with either a half or whole composition notebook! I prefer a composition notebook cut in half because it is not bulky and it is easy for the students to keep on them, take home, or work around the room with! The pages can adapt to a full composition notebook, and I just use the bottom half of the page for reflection or summarizing.

I cut my own notebooks, but many places will cut them for you for a small price, just call ahead to make sure!


Product Includes

  • Page to track their progress through all the genres
  • 11 Pages(by genre) to track which books they read in each genre and reflect on the genre as a whole
  • 40 Numbered Pages- 1 for each book they will read in the challenge
  • 1 Generic Page that does not have a number for your kids that will surpass the reading goal and will need a way to add more books. This is also if you want to print a generic page to have kids just grab from
  • Weekly reading log page

Genre Requirements in this Product

40 Book Challenge Requirements

Poetry Anthologies- 4 Books

Traditional Literature- 3 Books

Realistic Fiction- 5 Books

Historical Fiction- 4 Books

Fantasy- 3 Books

Science Fiction- 2 Books

Graphic Novel- 1 Book

Nonfiction- 5 Books

Biography, autobiography, memoir- 2 Books

Chapter-Book choice- 11 Books

Idea Tip: I like to set aside 1 part of my filing cabinet for the students to access this resource and add to it as needed. At the beginning of the challenge I print the pages out for all students and place them in a labeled file that hangs in the cabinet. When they finish a book, they just go to their file and cut out the next page to glue in their journal. This was they can keep it numbered, but we don't have to glue in all the pages on day 1 of the challenge. It allows the kids to self-regulate.


Total Pages
99 pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
Report this Resource to TpT
Reported resources will be reviewed by our team. Report this resource to let us know if this resource violates TpT’s content guidelines.
Digital Download
Report this resource to TpT
More products from Heuristic Teaching
Product Thumbnail
Product Thumbnail
Product Thumbnail
Product Thumbnail
Product Thumbnail

Teachers Pay Teachers is an online marketplace where teachers buy and sell original educational materials.

Learn More

Keep in Touch!

Sign Up