Reading logs can be more than lists of books read. They can be systems to support students as they apply new learning. They can serve as a focal point for conferring. And logs can also assist students in reflecting on their progress as readers. This approach calls for a variety of logs that are specifically geared to the lesson objections and genres. These logs can be placed in the Word Study section of a students Reader's Notebook.
This collection of logs is geared toward expository or informational text. Gradually progressing in difficulty, the logs guide students in the strategies they can apply the reading informational text. Each form is followed with a page of Teacher Hints. These are ideas for your consideration, guidance in using the logs and some of my thoughts regarding the particular focus point.