Get students "getting" the essentials ALL in one shot, ALL on one page daily or weekly or however you may choose! This is a perfect "do-now" or test prep. activity to use with short or partial reading passages/excerpts provided by the teacher. I use this page as an opener to keep students' skills sharpened in the following areas: identifying point of view and genre and determining author's purpose and main idea/theme. There are 2 versions: one is for 5 days and one is for 4 days. Perhaps the 5 day one is used Monday thru Thursday and then Friday is counted as a quiz. Or, perhaps use the 4 day log and take Wednesdays off! You decide. There is space at the bottom for points/grade if you so choose. Students or teachers can grade the page! It's up to you! Designed for multiple uses, multi-use.
Students will read a passage/excerpt (provided/assigned by the teacher) for each entry, record the title, identify the point of view and quote the proof, name the genre, determine the author's purpose and provide a main idea/theme statement and supporting text evidence. Correct daily so that students get immediate feedback or collect and correct at the end of the week!
Flexible use options:
-use with fiction and/or non-fiction
-use in class and/or at home
-use as an opener/do now
-use in small group/whole group
-send in a HW packet or use as a reading log with a packet of articles/stories
-use to supplement articles/short stories from teacher-purchased books/on-line resources
-use for remediation
-use for test prep
The uses can just go ON and ON!