About Reading Logs
About Reading Logs
There are many ways you can keep your reading logs. From the following suggestions, please select at least five prompts for each of your Reading Log.
In your notebook and in your handwriting you are to log in the date, time and pages or chapters of each reading session. Your log should include major elements of the plot, consideration of characters including description and motivation, settings, themes, significant details and anything else you feel is noteworthy or significant including questions you may have about anything that seems confusing to you in that section of the book.
1. Write about what your feelings are after reading the opening chapter(s) of the book. How do your feelings change (or do they) after reading half the book? Do you feel any differently after finishing the book?
2. What emotions did the book invoke: laughter, tears, smiles, anger? Record some of your reactions.
3. Sometimes books touch you, reminding you of your own life as part of the larger human experience. Are there connections between the book and your own life?
4. Would you like to be one of the characters (acquire a personality trait)? Which of the characters would you become, if you could? Why?
5. If you were the author, would you have changed the name of a character, or altered the location of a scene?
6.Does the book leave you with questions you would like to ask? What are they? Would you like to direct your questions at a particular character? What questions would you like to ask the author of the book?
7. Are you confused about what happened (or didn't happen) in the book? What events or characters do you not understand? Does the use of language in the book confuse you?
8. Is there an idea in the book that makes you stop and think, or prompts questions? Identify the idea and explain your responses.
9. What are your favorite lines/quotes? Copy them into your reading log and explain why these passages caught your attention.
10. How have you changed after reading the book? What did you learn that you never knew before?
11. Who else should read this book? Should anyone not be encouraged to read this book? Why?
12. Would you like to read more books by this author? Have you already read other books by the author? Why or why not?
GUIDELINES FOR THE BOOK REPORT
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