I am a Nationally Board Certified Teacher with a master's in reading and literacy and an Educational Specialist Degree in Curriculum, Instruction, and Professional Development. My students regularly score higher on reading and writing tests regardless of the format of the tests. Some students need help building a habit of reading. At the same time we don't want to destroy their love of reading and make it a chore. Sometimes we need to get students to write and talk but they don't know what to say or write. This reading log can help. Have students complete one entry a week, two a week, or if you want each night. Then the next day during guided reading students can lead the discussion with their responses as a guide to help them start talking. Let them be the teachers and help guide the discussion.