Fun Reading Log on a Metal Ring
* When I taught 3rd grade I was always trying to come up with a fun way for my students to keep track of what they read. I also encouraged them to read a variety of genres. I came up with this idea of making genre strips that they would fill out and put on a metal ring. They loved them. The directions below are how I used them, but you can adjust the directions to fit your needs.
1. Cut strips in a variety of colors on card stock.
2. Members can print pre-made strips
3. Each color strip represents a genre. Group the strips by genre and place them in a container. (Included are Fiction and Non-Fiction/Informational dividers.)
4. When students finish reading a book, they may pick the appropriate reading log strip and fill in the information on the front side of the strip.
5. Students then turn the strip over and write a sentence or two about their favorite part of the book. (Younger students could draw a picture)
6. When completed, students can punch the hole and add their strip to their metal ring.
7. Periodically, have a student share session. Students share one of their books from their ring. Each student can ask one question about the book.
Enjoy! Sandy Kemsley, abcteach.com