This reading log is an excellent weekly activity that will promote critical reading and higher level thinking. As students learn and become more familiar with literary devices (a list with definitions is included), they will be able to easily identify devices in their reading and therefore analyze what they read at a higher level than ever before. I assign this reading log every Monday and collect it every Friday--giving my students four days to read at home and create an in depth and thoughtful log entry each day. Students are to find and analyze four different devices each week. On the left hand side of the log, the student writes down the device and the direct quote from his/her novel. In the middle column, the student writes down the page number where he/she found the quote. On the right hand column, the student analyzes the quote in terms of the literary device and explains the literary device's significance to the story. Included in this unit is a literary device list with definitions, an example reading log, and a blank reading log to copy and hand out to students each week.