My students need constant review of concepts. I created this for my 5th graders as I was going through the CCSS and finding ways to connect to their reading. This includes roughly 16 Common Core standards in reading, writing and literature. In order to be ready for assessments, my students need frequent review. This is a great homework activity for them to really dig in while they're reading solo, with an adult or in reading groups. It's also a perfect example of writing to use at conference time AND it covers as a formative assessment of them understanding some of the key literary and reading concepts outlined in the Common Core Standards.
This is also a great resource for students in literature circles (which I do for the first month of school to get them used to using the reading log).
I have three weeks worth included and after three weeks, I repeat the review and start over the cycle so students are reviewing concepts like figurative language, summarizing and story mapping throughout the year.
One of the copies I have included has the fifth grade standards listed and the other does not include the standards. This is great for students in advanced 4th through middle school. The third one does not include the "Interactive Reading Log" title so you can choose any two to copy back-to-back or use single sided. Note: If the title "Interactive Reading Log" is missing, the name spot is also absent. You can add it yourself at the top before making copies. The final copy of the assignment does not have the CCSS 5th grade standards listed OR the "Interactive Reading Log" title OR name. This allows you to mix and match which you want to copy back-to-back but you can always add a name spot before photocopying.
Because there are six page options, there are potentially 15 different back-to-back possibilities with the six pages given.
It's designed with 15 different activities and for two on one side and three on the other side (M-F homework or classwork). Doing it this way, there are 6 combinations to ensure there are 5 activities to use for the week).
Tip: I typically assign this each Tuesday and returned the following Tuesday, allowing students a break from tracking on two days within that 7 day period. Assigning Tuesday eliminates all those missing Mondays for holidays.
I did not include a parent signature option because I work with Title I students who have mixed family involvement. Requiring a signature would decrease involvement and completion.
*Point of View
*Sentence Structure (Grammar, Syntax-- standard not included here but my students need lots of help remembering parts of a sentence).
*Cause and Effect
*Comic Strip Sequencing
*Pronunciation & Clarification
*Compare & Contrast
*Similarities and Differences (Venn Diagram)
*Context Clues: Making Inferences
*Frayer Model Vocabulary
*Fluency Reading for Expression (must read to someone else for this--but not necessarily an adult)
*Character Traits & Opposites