I have a couple questions... First, I have been using reading logs with my 2nd graders, but my friend told me something KAthy Collins had said at the MRA conference, and I want to step mine up a bit. Apparently she did two different things. 1. Attach HWK with the reading log. Monday: read 15 min, then draw the tiem you started and finsihed. Tuesday: read 15 min. then discuss the changes in spring that we notice (as talked about in class)... This is not what I am looking for. 2. For each day they read they have a specific reading task, for example (I think, this is where I need your help!) Mon. read 15 min and discuss/draw the setting of one story you read. Tues. read 15 min. and make a connection to one of the characters. ... THis is more what I am looking for. Does anyone have anything like this/heard her speak about this? Any other ideas? Basically, they keep doing this week after week and grow accustomed to on Monday I will read and discuss setting... Second, I want to write something at the bottom of each reading log, an expression, inspirational quote, etc about reading. I have "Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body."-Joseph Addison. Anyone have others? THANKS!!!!