Back to my tried it for this week. In previous schools, my kiddos were required to do a reading log. I have a love-hate relationship with them. I understand that we need to make sure kids are reading; however, I feel like reading logs take the enjoyment out of reading because kids know they are required to respond and begin to view reading as an assignment, instead of something they do for pleasure.
As a way to keep the enjoyment in reading, I created Reading Log Tic-Tac-Toe sheets.
Students have to complete 3 activities during the week to make tic-tac-toe. The activities range from drawing a picture of the setting, writing a letter to the main character, creating an alternate ending, writing a song, and echo reading with a grown up.
My kiddos love the choice and the variety. Since there are 5 different logs all with different activities, they get each log about once a month. In talking to the kids, they view the activities as fun and not so much of a chore since there are different activities that aren't just the standard "write about what you read." You can check them out in my TpT store by clicking on the images above.
Do you use reading logs? How do you try to make it fun?