Reading Without Limits

Maddie Witter

Book Log

I love book logs as a great way to SPIRAL old material (even from previous years), and to hold kids accountable to their at home reading.  Are kids 100% truthful on their book logs?  No.  Can you teach them how to be and hold them accountable to it?  Totally.row-of-books

Besides teaching a “Hot to create a smart, neat, and thorough book log” lesson every three weeks or so, another suggestion is using it as the basis for your conference.  Have the kids bring the book log with them- and then you have a great starting off point.  Thanks to Mike for that suggestion, and his great book log below!

 

 

Name_______________________                                  ____________________

 

Reading                                                      KIPP 2015:________________________

Legend

RF – Realistic Fiction

HF – Historical Fiction

M/S – Mystery/Suspense

SciFi – Science Fiction

F – Fantasy

GN – Graphic Novel

 

 

 

 

 

 

Books Completed:  ________

 

 

Book Log                                                

                                                                       

 

 

 

 

 

Types of appropriate notes on independent reading

 

Questions

·         Questions about why characters are saying or doing certain things.

·         Questions about what might happen later in the book?

·         Questions about what’s really going on in the story?

·         Questions that the book is making your think about your own life or the world?

Connections

·          Connecting what just happened to your own life or personal experience.

·         Connecting what just happened to events in another book, show or film.

·         Connecting what just happened to the world.

·         Connecting by putting yourself in a character’s shoes.

·         Creating a new understanding about yourself or the world you live in based on something you just read.

Inferences

·          Figuring out what a character is really trying to say or do in the story.

·         Figuring out why a character is acting a certain way.

·         Figuring out where the story is taking place.

·         Figuring out what figurative language means and saying it in a way that makes sense.

Predictions

·          Making a prediction about what a character is going to say or do and explaining why.

·         Making a prediction about what is going to happen to a character and explaining why.

 

 

 

Monday     2/2/09      Title: ______________________    Genre:  _________

Start  page: _________  End page:  _______    Total   pages:________

 

Notes on independent reading: One question, one connection, one inference

 

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Tuesday    2/3/09    Title: ______________________         Genre:  _________

 

Start  page: _________  End page:  _______    Total   pages:________

 

Notes on independent reading: One prediction, one character analysis, one connection

 

Pg.____ –  ______________________________________________________

 

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