This reading log was created to be used with the Accelerated Reading Program and is appropriate for all grade levels but is designed with middle and high school students in mind. (No kiddie graphics and a clean look). It has been created as a PDF and is not editable.
This reading log has a space for the AR quiz number which can be found on the ARbookfind.com website. The quiz number is useful for quickly finding the test on the AR system and it’s also a good way for students to verify that an AR quiz for their book is available. The “Points” column is the number of points the book is worth and should only be entered when the book is first started. The “F/NF” column is to mark whether the book is fiction or nonfiction and only needs to be entered on the date the book is started.
For each day the student reads, he or she should write in the date under the “Date” column and use either the “Pages Read in Class” or the “Pages Read Out of Class” to write the page number they started for the day and the page number on which they ended for the day. Sometimes both of these columns can be completed on the same day if students read in class and at home. For each day, students should complete the “Total Pages Read” column. Instead of “Parent Initials,” I’ve chosen to use “Adult Initials” because sometimes it’s not the parent who is available to initial the reading log. Others can initial the log if you choose: an adult sibling, another teacher, yourself, or any responsible adult who will verify the student did read for the day.
The last column, “Comments,” may be used for student notes about what he or she read or questions they have, parent notes to the teacher and even teacher notes to the parent or to the student.
This reading log has been a success in my school and helps teachers keep up with their students’ reading (or lack of reading) and it’s been a great way to verify that students have actually read the book before taking the AR quiz. Keeping a reading log will increase the chances of scoring high on AR quizzes and even other comprehension tests.
I highly recommend using the AR Book Report Form as well. It works well to reinforce comprehension and to give students who don’t pass the AR quiz a second chance to earn a passing grade. Enjoy!