This independent reading log is both digital and printable. Students will make reading goals, create double entry responses to the text they are reading, reflect on their goals as readers, and write a full reflection of their reading journey. Students will be able to annotate any text that they are reading and practice those close reading strategies. This is a digital and printable resource. It can be used for distance or e-learning. This unit will contain a Google File Link Page that will provide you with a Google Doc/Slides for each activity.
I begin by asking students to set some reading goals. The first few pages of the digital or student packet will allow for this. The notebook will ask them to reflect on how often they read, what they read, etc. I tell them to be very honest, that this experience is about growth, not judgment. I ask them to reflect on the goals that they have for themselves as readers during this time as well. The student notebook will guide them through this process.
At the end of a pre-selected period of time, I ask students to reflect on their reading within that text. This could be at the end of the month, at the end of the text, or even at the end of the week. Students will be able to reflect back on their goals, accomplishments, and continued struggles/areas for improvement. I then have students write a reflection letter to me on these topics, as well as the content of their novels.
An editable rubric is also included for assessment with this unit.
This resource is quick to assign in Google Classroom, Edmodo, Canvas, or similar sites. Students will have an opportunity to read while reflecting digitally or on the paper copy while they are distance learning.