Many years ago, for March is Reading Month, I had my first graders keep a reading log.
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.
Click on the link to zip on over to my blog, where the reading log is today’s featured FREEBIE.
From Diane, over at TeachWithMe.com