Encourage active reading and critical thinking with this guided reader's log that's both student and teacher friendly. The reader's log allows students to comfortably and freely connect to the text on a personal level first and then on a more analytical level later. The order of operations is designed to ease students into deeper levels of knowledge as they actively engage the text. Areas of inquiry included personal response, vocabulary development, rhetorical device analysis, and author's purpose. Ultimately, this completed reader's log is an excellent check for understanding and a springboard into any class discussion or literary analysis.