RE 5040 Fall 2011
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Amanda Solesbee
reading logs
Wed Dec 7, 2011 23:14
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For your homework response logs- do the parents just sign it, or do you have them resond to a question or task? I switched over to the students selecting one question to answer out of a choice of about 6, and respond in complete sentences. This way I know they read their book, and it is also a quick comprehension check and good writing fluency practice. We call it "active reading." My students love it, and hate it when I give them the day off of their active reading because of some event or something that is going on.

  • Reply - Kara Scott , Mon Dec 5 18:17
    My boys do take their books home and use those books for the homework response log. So they are reading the books and sharing them with other students along with reading the books to someone at home.
    • Reading Logs - burchamal, Thu Dec 8 16:01
      I have some boys that I must check everyday that they have completed a response log, because if I didn't, they wouldn't read. I think it's great that their reading should be paired with some type of... more
    • reading logs - Amanda Solesbee, Wed Dec 7 23:14
      • Re: reading logs - Ruth Ann Timmons, Sun Dec 11 21:05
        I too used to have parents simply sign each night that their child read the book in their folder. This did accomplish repeated reading, however I wanted to have them work on comprehension too. So... more
        • Re: reading logs - crousejs, Thu Dec 15 21:21
          I use similar parent/teacher communication logs with my “Baggy Books” that I send home with children to read every night. The parent will write the title, initial whether they read to, with, or if... more
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RE 5040 Fall 2011