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Reading & Writing Log


Balanced Literacy, Creative Writing, Reading Strategies

Grade Levels

1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, Homeschool, Kindergarten, PreK

Resource Type

Graphic Organizers, Guided Reading Books, Literacy Center Ideas

Hey everyone! I’ve created two reading and writing logs that I found really helpful for students to keep track of the books that they’ve read. I like to use these in two ways:

1. I send the logs home with students when I give them their ‘at level’ readers. I always like to incorporate comprehension skills, so I ask students to write a sentence (or a few sentences) or draw a picture about the story (their favourite part, making a connection, etc).

2. I use these in the classroom and incorporate a sticker system. For example, after students have read a book (either guided, independent or shared), we write the name down. I ask students to do a follow up activity of either writing or drawing a picture related to the story. Students can take part in their learning and their success by putting a sticker/stamp/happy face in the appropriate columns.


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