Alternative Reading Log | Printable home reading

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I love this interactive Reading Log. I am having much more success with students turning in their reading logs than ever before! Thank you!
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This fun, printable reading log / journal offers creative ways to assign reading homework to kindergarten and first grade students. Created with options for meaningful, fun, kindergarten and 1st grade 'homework'.

The K-1 Reading Log Alternative includes 12 months (with a choice of themes to use for October, November, December, April and August) for young students to share a picture of a story they like and someone they like to read with (along with a four - part visual checklist at the bottom of the page).

The visual checklist reinforces positive reading habits, representing prompts from the introduction page, regarding:

✔Do I fit reading into my life most days?

✔Do I look at books and listen to stories about things that I am interested in, enjoy and make me laugh?

✔Am I responsible for getting my reading materials to and from school?

✔Do I get ready for bed on time to hear a story?

Having a fun, alternative reading log is ideal for setting a positive tone for homework and reading early in your students’ academic careers! I like using the monthly journal pages as part of the special helper of the day's oral language opportunities.

Enjoy this alternative Reading Log for early readers!

Here is a blog post about Reading Logs in Kindergarten and First Grade if you would like more information!

Updates (to provide more reading log options) include:

  • visual checklist strips pages - 4 weeks / month
  • visual checklist strips pages - single strips to cut apart
  • monthly pages with a seasonal image to color in for each day / book read
  • monthly pages with a space to fill in what was read on each date

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