Do you struggle with ideas to hold your students accountable for assigned reading assignments? Are you looking for a way to assess silent sustained reading in a non-threatening manner? This reading log booklet may be your answer! Eleven quarter-size pages offer students a variety activities to comment on their independent reading. These activities include drawings with captions, songs, poems, letter-writing, and more. Students can practice different of ways responding to their independent books, and the log could easily be adapted for literature circle use as reflective journals. I have used this successfully in collaborative settings and found it to be a helpful tool to assess students on their SSR time as well as encourage them to be responsible for independent book selection.
Directions: First, print the booklet and make two-sided copies for each student. Second, cut the sheets on the horizontal line. Third, fold the sheets on the vertical line and stack into a booklet with the title as the first page. Finally, staple in the center. (Just as a general stapling tip, I always recommend stapling so that the prongs are in the inside of a booklet, as cuts from the sharp prongs can result otherwise.)