The students wouldn't always follow the Log, but I did find that it served two purposes.
1) The discussions got off the ground faster as they had something to actually talk about.
2) Even if the student didn't feel comfortable participating in the discussion (or there was something barring us from having a discussion that week, like, say...an earthquake...true story!!), I would have their thoughts and ideas written down to read on my own.
These Strategy Logs just added another dimension to our reading. It also held the students accountable to using the strategies...and their brains ;)
Here is a copy for you. Enjoy!