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Reading Log - nightly reading accountability
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I currently do a nightly reading response log that aligns to their nightly reading. I was wondering if anyone else does a response log.

Does anyone do anything different for nightly reading accountability?


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There are several threads on proteacher about reading logs and nightly accountablility....do a search and you will find several posts.

I started the year out with a nightly reading log...but found it very ineffective for several reasons and tideous for me to keep up with.

I found monthly independent reading calendars on here by another poster that were wonderful. And they work on a weekly basis....on every Friday my students hand in there writing journals where they have a chosen a prompt from the monthly calendar to respond to about a book they are reading either at home or school. I then grade the entry with a check minus, check or check plus.

At the end of the month I average the four "check" grades into a letter grade and put into my grade book as a reading and writing grade. I am loving this system!!!!
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I had done some research on some reading response prompts. I do a "Reading Record" nightly. They are supposed to read for 15 minutes and write a response. Sometimes their written entries were so elementary that I wanted to give them some ideas to spark their writing.

There are three different forms to check out. Here's #1
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Here's #2

I try to create prompts that give a variety of topics and touch on their critical thinking.
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Here's #3

I hope these prove helpful for people. They are a combination of generous offerings from other PTers and my research.

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SAMSID03 Do you have a sample calendar that you could share?
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Thanks for sharing those Megteach!!
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Monthly independent reading calendars
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How or where did you find the monthly independent reading calendars? Keywords?
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Thank you for posting the prompts and starters. I like the idea of having choice for the students!
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Thanks for sharing!
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Thanks for these starters! This is just what I need right now. My students read from their independent reading bags and I wanted to have them write also. This definitely gives them direction to begin their writing.
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weekly/monthly/yearly reading log
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I use this form and copy it front back for the whole year. Each sheet covers a month time, but it is monitored weekly. It goes in what we call a reading response journal which is a 3 hole pocket folder in the color of the rainbow. Each student is required to read 20 minutes 5 out of the 7 nights of the week. They get to decide when that will be because everyone has different schedules. This lets them record the date, what book/author, pages, and amount of time. (They can read more minutes but required to read 5 nights not all at once.) They bring it in and leave it open on their desk Monday morning. Parents have it signed as well as the student signs it. It also has a place for me to sign it. I start this the second week of school. As the year progresses the requirements change. The students begin to write their thinking (we call them sparks Aimee Buckner) We continue on to use them and require more thinking, yet it allows us to differentiate according to student need. Above I mentioned the color of the rainbow because it is hard to read through 25 folder or more in a night or weekend. Our school goes on a six day cycle so red writes their thinking to be due on day 1, orange on day 2 and so on. This way I have about 4 folders a day to read through and can conference with students on their thinking if needed.

I am not able to send as an attachment so this can give you an idea.The middle part is set in a chart (figured you could visualize the lines) with two weeks on a page.

Weekly Reading Log Goal: Fourth Graders will read at home a minimum of 20 minutes daily, for 5 of the 7 days of the week.
Date Day Book/Author Pages Minutes
1/24 Monday
1/25 Tuesday

Student Signature _______________________________ ____
Parent Signature _______________________________ _____ Teacher Initials _______

Weekly Reading Log
Date Day Book/Author Pages Minutes

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