This reading log requires students to journal about how informational features such as photos, diagrams, maps, and illustrations help them understand informational text.
Students describe or sketch the illustration they are referring to. They then state on a graphic organizer what they learned from the just illustration, what they learned from just the text, and what they learned from both sources together.
This format is important because many children are not aware that illustrations provide information not found in the text. (See the September issue of the Reading Teacher; there's an article on "...Fostering Graphical Literacy.")
A 4-point rubric is included.