It has been going along just splendidly, but I thought that this year, since I am getting more into the inferring and indepth thinking about reading (as evidenced through all of the Core Lit stuff I am doing...and LOVING!) I would add a few more sections to get the kids digging even deeper into their reading.
Another new addition is a "Character Sketch" area. The kids need to draw a picture of one of the characters and, again, here is my favorite part, they need to describe it using evidence from the story. Picking out the direct quotes is tricky, but they are getting better at it. It is really helping them to have this extra practice at home. I can see it improving in class and on their Reading Logs...so I think that it just might be sinking in!
So there you have it. I just wanted to share some of my new additions to the Reading Log that I think have been successful. Have you had a reading log success as of late? I would love to hear about it!