This is a reading log that can be used for homework. It is different from the ordinary 'summary' reading log that students eventually write in a 'robotic' manner.
Each day the student chooses to write a different focus, and cannot choose the same focus twice in a week. Among the focuses are: Cause and Effect, Main idea and Details, Compare and Contrast, Conflict and Resolution, Author's Purpose.
It is good to use after a focus is taught, so that the student can practice it at home after reading for 20-30 minutes.
There is a space for a parent signature at the end of the week.
The student can turn it in on Monday, as homework for the whole week.