Reading Logs/Tracking...

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  1. teach24iam

    teach24iam Comrade

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    Jul 13, 2008

    Has anyone used reading logs/incentives to track and promote reading at home with their Kindergarten children and if so, how have you done it? I want to send some kind of form home with the children on Monday and return it on Friday, but not sure how many hours to ask for, or books to ask for, so looking for suggestions from others who have used these..Thanks
     
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    In our PK3 - 1st grades we have a monthly 'Reading Calendar'. At the top of the page is a short note of explanation. Parents are asked to read to their child a minimum of 15 mins. per day. They fill in the name of the book, time spent reading & their initials. The calendar is checked each a.m. So on Monday, you'd check Friday-Sunday & place a sticker on the days filled in. Days not filled in are crossed out. We don't back track, unless a child has been absent. the 15 minutes should include reading the story, discussing the story & pictures, asking questions (working on comprehension) & encouraging the child to "read" to the parent as well as spending some time finding certain letters/sounds/blends,etc. One way to encourage parents to take this seriously is to use the calendars as a part of the child's reading grade.
     

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