Looking for a new reading log which will engage students and also have them pull information from the text directly? This Vocabulary Reading Log will fill the bill. The rubric is in the explanatory paragraph so the grading criteria cannot be missed. Based on the template from the Vocabulary Book Report, students will find ten unfamiliar words from the book they are reading, provide meanings, parts of speech, and the sentence from the book in which they appear.
Unlike some reading logs which ask for unfamiliar words, this one goes deeper as the students provide the meanings themselves. By discovering the meanings themselves, their reading fluency and comprehension will increase. By lifting the sentence from the book, they will have another opportunity to view the word and its usage. Students have a parent signature line, too. On the front page.
I require my honors students to read 2 classics a year and all of my students to read 2 books per quarter. The check boxes make my life easier, and theirs. Whether you use this log exclusively, or as a part of the rotation, you will smile as students teach themselves new words each time they use it.
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