I use SSR as a way to decompress after Friday quizzes. I also assign 60 minutes of reading at home over the weekend using a book the student has chosen (reading level appropriate, of course). In conjunction with SSR and the assigned reading, students complete a Reading Log for every 60 minute block of reading. The Reading Logs are excellent ways for students to 1) review and practice literary elements we are learning in class and 2) be accountable for their homework. Throughout the year, students also use the Reading Logs to help them with different projects such as book reports, presentations, etc.
This Reading Log has been CLASSROOM TESTED and has received positive feedback. Students have commented that it challenged them because it required them to engage in their reading beyond what they usually do, as well as made them realize how literary devices are used in different genres and not just "the classical stuff."
Main Student Objectives:
- Analyze a fiction or non-fiction text for different literary devices, plot, and characterization
- Construct summaries
- Infer future events in a written work
- Cite examples from the text that highlight a literary device
- Reflect on the author/character's motivation in a literary text
Included in this zipped product is:
- ONE Reading Log worksheet (it can also be folded in half and used as a bookmark)
- Directions explaining aspects of the Reading Log which the teacher can use to explain to students (or copy and hand to students)
**Please check my store for more Reading Logs, each one focusing on a different literary device!**
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