Student Engagement with Digital Reading Logs and Graphic Organizers
Digital Reading Logs
Whether you’re doing distance learning or in the classroom, your students can record their reading digitally. Reading logs aren’t always the most fun for students, but this digital twist has motivated my students to keep track of their reading.
Students type in the date and the name of the book they read and use the bucket fill tool to color in the icon that describes how they liked the book or the part of the book that they read that day.
I give my students a monthly reading log (there’s a universal log too if you want to do it weekly) and at the end of the month, students highlight which book was their favorite by again using the bucket fill tool.
At the end of the year, they’ll have a whole record of books they read during the school year. There’s also an end of the year organizer where they’ll tell about their favorite book from the whole year.
You can keep this digital or you have the option to print the slides too!
10 Graphic Organizers
I’ve used these graphic organizers to help my students keep track of their reading and writing, but they can also be used for other subjects. For instance, you can use the Venn Diagram to compare events in social studies. The vocabulary organizers can be used for science vocabulary.
The digital aspect always makes graphic organizers more engaging for my students and there’s the opportunity for them to insert images and links to websites which helps them create meaning. I love that part. You can also print the organizers for your students or just for the students that would do better with a hard copy.
The digital (and printable) organizers included:
I love this product. It enables me to keep up on my students reading while distance learning, It also gives them a wonderful record of the books they have read in the school year.
Michelle, 3rd Grade Teacher
This resource has allowed me to continue using a Reading Log each month to track students’ reading at home. Great resource that I am using throughout distance learning and have considered continuing next year too. This resource was assigned to students using Google Classroom, and with the help of a teacher created video for directions, parents and students are able to log their reading each day.
Jennifer, Kindergarten Teacher
HUGE fan of this reading log and the graphic organizers! I’m very particular about how I approach reading logs, especially with my older students. Now my students can choose how they want to respond to their reading, and it’s almost like a google form in that they don’t need to do much more than input information unless they’d like to. THANK YOU!
Anonymous, Jr. High Special Ed Teacher
This resource was a great way for me to track students’ reading. They found books on GetEpic.com and then used these logs.
Kristen, 3rd Grade Teacher
Thank you this was a lifesaver and kept the kids engaged and motivated.
Love using this in class for stations and assigning as homework for them to use as accountability for reading logs!
Thank you! Love having this on Google! Makes it easier for grading, gives kids an opportunity to practice typing and it fun and engaging!
This was EXACTLY what I needed to motivate my students to read. Thank you!