BEST POKEMON GO READING LOG EVER!
Well it happened. I started playing Pokemon Go to see what it was all about and I got addicted. And I am assuming that your students are hooked too, and if they aren’t they will be. So I set out to create a reading log system that will be a hit with your students and will motivate them to read throughout the year!
Included in this packet:
• 10 Pokeballs with a different reading objective that your students can choose from after reading a book.
1) Summary – students can write a simple summary of their book.
2) Plot – students can identify the problem and solution of their book.
3) Sequencing – students can choose 5 important events from their book and place them in sequential order.
4) Cause and Effect – students can identify a significant cause and effect from their book.
5) Characterization – students can draw the main character in the story and them describe the character and what they are doing in the picture they draw.
6) Character Development – students can describe the character at the beginning of the story and how they change by the end of the story.
7) Advertisement – students can create a poster “selling” their book to other students in order to build interest in the book within the classroom and/or school.
8) Defend Your Knowledge – (this is a good one for students who may have difficulties expressing themselves on paper) students are interviewed by the teacher or a peer about the book, and that person writes down the interview on the ball.
9) Detail – (great to use with expository text) students can find 6 interesting pieces of information from the text and write them down.
10) Blank – I’ve included a blank ball to be used however you see fit.
• Bulletin Board Title: Once they have completed a ball they can color it and place it on a Pokemon reading bulletin board. I entitled mine Gotta Read Em All! which I have included.
• Leveling Reading Log: I have included a ten level log. After a student finishes a ball they are allowed to color one of the balls in. Levels 1 – 5 deal with picture books. Levels 6 -8 deal with picture books and short chapter books. Levels 9 and 10 deal with picture books, short chapter books, and long chapter books.
• Home Monthly Logs: Students can complete these logs at home. One is just the time they read each night and a space for parent initials. A more advanced one includes a space for the genre they read that night. I usually give my students a sticker for each night they read and get signed.
• Pick-A-Book Report: This is a classic graphic organizer for a book report with a twist, it is designed to look like a Pokemon card! Students will love it and it allows them to complete story elements of the books they read, as well as rate the book.