We have all seen the data and know how important it is for our students to read outside of the classroom on a daily basis. But, do we really want to know what page they started and stopped on? Do we just want our kids to write down the number of minutes we told them to read?
Enter Reading Response Homework Logs. Instead of students charting page numbers and minutes, they will answer one Common Core reading strategy prompt based on their at-home reading that day. Students will practice their reading strategies and skills and bring more meaning and substance to their nightly reading!
There are 20 different response logs to choose from (10 in color and 10 in black/white) that can be completed with any fiction book. You could use one format each month, rotate each week, or pick and choose based on your classroom focus and student needs. Each log has cute, simple graphics for easy copying that are NOT month specific, perfect for anytime of the year. And, no two reading tasks are exactly identical.
The reading strategies and skills are simply stated and do not have to be mastered in order to be completed. They include:
Cause and Effect
Point of View
Fact and Opinion
Compare and Contrast
Sequence of Events
Story Structure (character/setting/plot)
Word Work: synonyms, antonyms, alpha order, nouns, action verbs, adjectives, new vocab, spelling pattern, and subject of a sentence.
I hope you find these more worthwhile and useful than your traditional reading logs!
Leila ~ Teach at the Beach