Reading Log Printable

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An easy-to-use and fun reading log can encourage a love of reading in children. These 7 different free printable reading log pages have something for everyone and every reading log need.

a collage of stacks of books and printable reading logs with title text reading free Reading Log 7 different page styles

As the mom of three and a parent educator, developing the love of reading in my children as been a priority. I know how important reading is to academic success and how much enjoyment it brings as a hobby.

I’ve used a variety of different reading logs through all the elementary school years with my children. They were all very utilitarian and not very inspirational.

Function plus a pop of color can create excitement which can then encourage reading. Let’s do everything we can to encourage the love of reading in all children.

What is a reading log?

  • A reading log is used to record time spent reading, usually at home or on the student’s own.
  • It can be used by
    • Teachers
    • Librarians
    • Parents
    • Homeschoolers
    • After-School Activities and Clubs
  • It is used as encouragement for children to read daily.
  • It is used for parents to track and record a child’s reading at home.
  • There are different reading log formats to be used depending on the child’s age and your preference on the information to track
  • It holds children (and parents) accountable for at-home reading assignments.
  • It can be used by the teacher as one of many factors to assess reading proficiency.

Reading Log

You can create your own reading log by hand or on your computer. You can also use a printable reading log that meets your unique needs and preferences. I’ve created these 7 pages of reading logs to meet a range of needs.

How to Use This Reading Log

You can choose to use the free black and white version of the reading log printable for your reading needs. It’s a versatile format that fits a variety of situations.

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The additional 6 pages contain 3 different page options in 2 styles each:

  1. For younger readers
    1. Columns for
      1. Book
      2. Date
      3. Time Spent
      4. Parent Read to Child
      5. Child Read to parent
      6. Child Read Alone
    2. With a large book image or a small book image
  2. For older readers option 1
    1. Columns for
      1. Book
      2. Date
      3. Time Spent
      4. Pages Read
      5. Adult’s Initials
      6. Total – to track either time or number of pages
    2. With a large book image or a small book image
  3. For older reader option 2
    1. Columns for
      1. Book
      2. Author
      3. Date
      4. Time Spent
      5. Pages Read
    2. With a large book image or a small book image
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  • To access the free copy of the 6-page color reading log click on the printable link in the Resource library.
  • When the pdf opens, right click on the document.
  • Choose whether you want to print or download the pdf.
  • If you choose to download the document, you can print it later from your computer.
  • I recommend you print the game cards on card stock paper. This is heavier paper that will hold up better to repeated game play.
  • If you plan on playing the game many times, you may want to consider laminating the cards so they will last longer.

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