Some children don’t like to read. It’s a sad fact, one I don’t understand, but there ya go. One of my children is like that; it’s so hard to get him to read! Giving him a sense of accomplishment really helps. I do this by giving him a reading log where he can write down how much time he spent reading each day. I wanted to share the free reading sheets I’ve found so that you can use them with your kids as well!
Using Reading Logs to Promote Reading Time
If you need a way to make reading a little more interesting for your student, reading logs may be the way to go. Having a written log of an activity can help give your child a sense of accomplishment, making it more likely that he will spend time reading. You can make it a “big deal” so reading time becomes more of something to look forward to, rather than something to dread.
My son and my youngest daughter hated reading so much that they lied to us about simply being able to read. We would get little “glimpses” of their reading ability; they would call out a show on the TV guide that they wanted us to put it on, or ask why I was writing a specific word on a piece of paper, etc. All so I wouldn’t make them read for 1/2 an hour a day. Sad, isn’t it???
Anyway, once I figured out what their game was, I decided to up the stakes a little and try to make reading time a little more interesting. The first thing I did was to find a pretty reading log to use…something that they would find “fun” to fill out each day. With that in mind, I decided I wanted to share some resources for FREE reading logs so that any one of you having the same problem could also use some reading logs to encourage reading. 🙂
Check out the list of my favorites below, and let me know if you found them useful! Thanks!
- K12 Reader has some great printable reading logs. Choose from plain or themed sheets with either time slots or comment slots.
- If you want just a list of books read, this site has some great reading list logs. They are offered in color or black and white so that you don’t have to waste all of your printer ink. 🙂
- Looking for a wide variety of reading logs? Look no further. These are themed by book characters, set up for younger readers, and even offer simple calendar checklists.
- The reading logs available at Activity Village also vary in style. There are printables for listing your favorite books, listing books you’ve read, and listing the number of pages read each day.
Do you have any printable reading logs to add to the list? Please share in the comments below!