Say good-bye to old fashioned reading logs.
The dreaded reading log has been a staple in American elementary schools for decades. Students, parents and teachers start off the school year with all the best intentions. But sometime around the end of the first marking period, it all falls apart. Parents become the reading police, kids beg parents to sign the log as they are rushing out the door, and teachers just try to keep up with the paper work so they know who has earned points or recess or trinkets. There has to be a better way to ensure that kids are reading independently.
What if we had a way for students to time and track their own reading, using ANY book? What if teachers could really see if students were mastering state standards independently? What if we could make the process fun and engaging?
Through her experiences as a mom, teacher and administrator, Janine Walker Caffrey has learned exactly what is needed and has created a new app to solve our reading log problem.