Below is the format and requirements given to students to complete 4 Reading Logs during the course of Quarter 1. During this quarter, two reading log responses are due every two weeks, along with their log sheet/parent signature. Some silent reading will be done in class, and also will be recorded/signed by me as part of their log sheet.
The idea is for students to read books of their choice, with perimeters being that the books are at least somewhat challenging for their reading levels. Multiple books can be read during the same time period, depending on the student’s level.
|Parent/ Teacher Signature
Total minutes: __________
Over a two-week period, at least 240 minutes (4 hours) should be read.
Type a response to TWO questions from the below list. Make sure you type the questions you are responding to. Each response must be 8-10 sentences in length, with a quote/page from the novel to support your answer. Make sure your quotes are in quotation marks, which the page numbers in parentheses: “Quote” (page).
|Score||Reading Time||Response Content||Editing|
|5||240 minutes read with parent/teacher signature||Detailed responses, missing one quote||0-3 editing errors|
|4||180-239 minutes read with parent/teacher signature||Detailed responses, no quotes||4-5 editing errors|
|3||160-179 minutes read with parent/teacher signature||Missing details and quotes||6-7 editing errors|
|2||140-159 minutes read with parent/teacher signature||Partial responses without quotes||8 or more editing errors|
|1 or 0||Incomplete or missing assignment (includes signature missing)|
- This character reminds me of myself because…
- This character is like (name of character) in (title of book) because…
- I think this setting is important because…
- This scene reminds me of a similar scene in (title of book) because…
- I like/dislike this author’s writing because….
- This part is very realistic/unrealistic because….
- I think the relationship between _______and _______ is interesting because…
- This section makes me think about ___________, because…
- This situation reminds me of a similar situation in my own life. It happened when…
- The character I most admire is ________ because…
- If I were (name of character) at this point, I would…
- I wish _______________ had happened…
- My opinion of (name of character) is…
- A prediction I have for what may happen next is ______________. I think these things will happen because…(What details in the section support your prediction?)
- I was furious when…
- This story teaches…
- My favorite part of the book…
- The most important thing I learned about _____________ is…
- Something I would still like to know about __________________ is…
- If I could be one of the characters in this story, it would be __________ because…
- What were your feelings after reading the opening chapter of this book?
- Did this book make you laugh? cry? cringe? smile? cheer? Explain.
- What connections are there between the book and your life? Explain.
- What is the most important sentence/paragraph/passage in this book? The most important event or feeling? Explain.
- Who should or shouldn’t read this book? Why?
- What is the best part of the book? Why? What is the worst part? Why?
- Do you like the ending of the book? Why or why not? Do you think there is more to tell?
- What do you think might happen next?
- What came as a surprise in the book? Why?
- What parts of the book seem most believable or unbelievable? Why?
- Do any of the characters remind you of friends, family members, or classmates? Explain.
- Which character would you like to be in this book? Why?
- What would you and your favorite character talk about in a conversation? Begin the conversation.
- Do you think the title fits the book? Why or why not?
- Some other possible titles for this book might be…(minimum of 5)
- How would the story be different if it was told…(choose ONLY one)
- from a different character’s point of view?
- from a narrator?
- in a different time period?
- What type of reader would enjoy this book and why?
- If the book were set 50 years in the future or the past, how would the conflict change?
- If you could be related to a character, who would it be and why?
- If you could step into the book, what’s the first thing you would do?
- If you were making this book into a movie, what part(s) would you cut out or change? Why?
- Write a “book-fommercial” to convince or persuade others to read this book.
- Write a poem about your book.
- Write a eulogy (a speech honoring someone after death) for one of the characters.
- Create a slogan for the book and explain why you chose this…
- Write a feasible solution for a problem a character has that is different from anything suggested in the book.
- Pretend that you are the author and writing a sequel to this book. Explain what should happen…..
- Give 3 reasons why this book should be taught to the whole class.
- Create a theme song with lyrics for the book.
- Write a letter to the author of your book.
- Choose a character of the book, decide what would be an appropriate birthday present for that character and explain why.
- Discuss a portion of the book that was too predictable.
- Create an award for this book. Explain the award and why this book received it.
- Make a list of the characters in your book and then create a cast of famous people that you would choose to portray that character if you were making a movie.
- Write a letter to a character in your story.
- Make a comic strip of the story. (minimum 3 frames)
- Make a timeline of the major events (minimum 5 events) in this story. You must illustrate each event and label each event with a caption or description.
- Make a list of characters in your book. Transform the major characters in your book to animals. Decide upon an animal for each based upon personality traits.
- List 10 interesting/”expensive” words from your book and…(choose only one)
- tell why each word is interesting.
- write a definition for each word.
- use each in a sentence of your own.