This worksheet went home with them on Friday's to be returned the following week and replaced with a new one.
I made a hallway display of them with the caption: "READ to SUCCEED!"
My students loved this. I think they developed some sort of competition to see who had the most logs posted. Some of my kiddos even asked for 2 logs!
Our wall was plastered by the end of the month and their reading showed marked improvement. Woo Hoo! It's a nice self-esteem builder too.
After that first year, I decided to do these each month, simply switching up the seasonal graphics.
I truly believe that a reading log encourages good reading habits and accountability.
So that you can give it a try, here's a Seuss-themed Reading Log FREEBIE.
Even if you teach children who can't yet read, still do a reading log.
When I taught Y5s, I also sent reading logs home. As with my students, I think they encouraged parents to read more to their child.
reading log is today's featured FREEBIE.
From Diane, over at TeachWithMe.com