Are you looking for an easy reading log? It’s here! For years, I wasn’t totally sure that I should even be using a reading log. It always seemed that the kids who needed to read the most weren’t using the reading log and the kids who read the most in my class were also reading the most outside of school.
But, the reading log I was using was outdated and took a lot of time, so that’s when I decided I was going to try something new. I made a reading log that was all based on color.
All the teacher has to do is input the number of pages or minutes they want their students to read.
Each of the increments corresponds to a specific color, so 0-5 minutes, the kids color that day red. If the kids read between 6-10 minutes, the kids color the day’s square orange. The increments continue going up and the colors change for each.
I made this in a way where the teacher can put in his/her own minutes/pages which corresponds to each color because I know our expectations and reading goals may vary in different classrooms.
Here is what the reading log looks like:
You can print this as a packet for the entire year or print a new page for each month of the school year. I will warn you that if you print for the entire year, students lose them (big surprise). HAHA!
This is what it looks like if you print the entire year!
This reading log made my life so much easier and actually got students completing the log each day, as it wasn’t TOO time-consuming!
I hope this helps you and your students in the new year!