Learning Log Response Guidelines What It Should Have o o o o o o o o Title/author, and how much you read in the 20 minutes. The difficulty of the reading. Quotes from your reading. Questions on what was read. Things you figured out through your reading. Things that confused you. Are you easily distracted? Comprehension check. Why Should It Have It o So you can show if you are improving in your reading ability. o To show what you thought were interesting & what’s going on. So you can find answers as you read. To try to understand later on when you refer back to. So you can see if you’re still getting distracted as easily and what distracts you. To see if you’re understanding it and to compare. o o o o Consider the following prompts when reflecting on your reading: I wonder…. I found ____________ to I began to think of…. overcome while I read I suppose…. this. I don’t see…. I used the following I like the idea of…. strategies throughout the I know the feeling of…. reading for the following I noticed…. reasons…. I was surprised… _____________ was I thought… confusing, so I…. If I had been… I didn’t read the whole Why did… text because…… Maybe… I picked this book to read What if….? because….. This book was….(please A good word to describe explain with examples this book or my from the text). experience in reading it would be……. You can also write about: Quotes. Quote a part of the book or something you heard or read that you think is an example of good writing. What did you like about the quotation. What makes you feel this is good writing? Experiences or memories. How does this book make you think or feel? Does the book remind you of anything? What comes to mind? What kinds of ideas does this book give you for writing? Reactions. Do you love/hate/can’t stop reading this book? What makes you feel that way? Questions. What confuses you? What don’t you understand? Why did the author do something in a particular way? What would you have done if you were the writer? What questions do you have about your own writing? About observations of the world around you? Evaluation. How does this book compare to others that you have read? What makes it an effective/ineffective piece of writing? Who would you recommend it to? Why?