These are four worksheets I use for my students when they are reading independently. The purpose is to keep students on task and engaged in reading, and to monitor what they comprehend. I use these in my 9th grade Read 180 class (Stage C); however, they can be used in any Reading or English class, grades 6- 12. They can be used in class, or assigned as homework.
There are four separate worksheets:
1) Literature Review: This is similar to a book report, and includes spaces for students to write the theme, describe plot and characters, and other literature elements of the book they are reading.
2) Reading Log: This is a basic reading log that includes space for eight entries, including the date, title and author of book, pages read, and notes. It also includes space at the bottom of the page for students to write a summary of the what they read during the time they were completing the log.
3) Vocabulary Log: This is a basic log for students to record new words they come across in their reading. The log includes room for 10 entries, including the word, page, the sentence from the book, what they think the word means, and the definition. The purpose of this log is for students to recognize unfmailiar words, but attempt to find the meaning on their own.
4) Book Connection: This worksheet is designed to have students connect the book they are reading to their own life. It has students answer questions such as, "Explain something new you learned from reading this book." The purpose of this worksheet is to encourage students to make connections with books and engage in more active thinking about they read.
There are many variations of these worksheets; I have created these because I have found them to be the most effective in my classroom.