I've always had students complete a reading log as part of their nightly homework. I started with the simple log where students recorded the date, book read, and amount of minutes. I wasn't happy with that system -- I never knew if my students were really reading.
Then I switched to reading logs where students had to actually do something with their reading. Everyday, students would complete a different skill using what they read. This seemed to solve the "Are my students actually reading?" problem, but created another one.
With this skill log, students practiced the same 5 skills each week, which was great for spiral review. I could see which students struggled with which skills and provide them with the assistance they needed. However, if a child struggled with cause and effect on Thursday, it would be an entire week before that skill would come up again on the reading log. I noticed it took students longer to master skills this way as they couldn't apply what they learned right away.
And so these reading logs were born! Now, each week students are practicing the same skill each day, which allows me to reteach if necessary and for students to practice the skill again that same night. Students will master skills faster!
In this resource, you get weekly reading logs for 20 different reading skills. Each log has spots for 4 days of recording. If you would like more days, copy the log back to back. I did not include a spot for parent signatures (another issue I had was parents signing days in advance). If you would like parents to sign, there is plenty of space around the log for parents to do so.
• Context Clues
• Figurative Language
• Author's Purpose
• Retell (Beginning, Middle, End)
• Compare & Contrast
• Fact & Opinion
• Cause & Effect
• Problem & Solution
• Main Idea
• Main Idea & Details
• Character Analysis
• Parts of Speech
• Word Study Skills (blank for you to add your own)
I plan on adding additional skills throughout the year!
Many of the pages come in blank boxes and lined boxes to meet the needs of your students.
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