We have all seen the data and know how important it is for our students to read text independently 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 Logs for Informational Text. Instead of students charting page numbers and minutes, they will answer one Common Core RI strategy prompt based on their in-class OR at-home reading that day. Students will practice their reading strategies and skills and bring more meaning and substance to their daily reading!
There are 10 different weekly response logs to choose from (in color and black/white) that can be completed with a variety of non-fiction texts. The types included are:
3 logs for general non-fiction texts
3 logs for textbooks
2 for biographies
1 for informational poetry
1 for how-to texts
You could use one format each unit of study, 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 are suitable for at-home reading as well as small group guided reading or independent reading in-class. They include:
Key Idea and Details
Ask Questions & Answering
Cause and Effect
Point of View
Fact and Opinion
Compare and Contrast
Sequence of Events
Craft & Structure
Word Work: syllables, prefixes, suffixes, alpha order, action verbs, new vocab, vowel patterns, and vocab for the senses.
I hope you find these more worthwhile and useful than your traditional reading logs!
Leila ~ Teach at the Beach