Subject: ELA (English Language Arts)

Lesson Length: 15 - 20 mins

Topic: Independent Reading Log

Grade Level: 4, 5, 6, 7

Standards / Framework:

Brief Description: Students will reflect on their independent reading selections and demonstrate their understanding of the texts by creating a comic reading log.

Know Before You Start: This is an engaging way for students to keep a record of the books they are reading and enjoying. The Reading Log comics are a great way for students to share favorite books and recommend books to others.

Hook:

  • Share the sample Reading Log comic with the class. 

  • Discuss how each student will use Pixton to keep track of their independent reading selections. 

  • Students will create one panel for each book read and will add to the comic over time. 

  • Discuss with students the components you would like for them to include for each book added to the comic. You may want students to write a quick summary or provide a rating system of some kind for students to show their interest in each book.

  • NOTE: It’s important to stress with students that these panels should contain specific details from the text in order to show they’ve really read and comprehend the book.

Activity: Using the sample comic as a guide, students will create their Reading Log Comic and add a panel to the comic each time they finish reading a book.

Closure: Periodically have students share their Reading Logs with classmates and discuss the books they are most excited about.

Differentiation:

  • Allow students to use speech-to-text feature.

  • Provide sentence frames as needed.

Resources:

  • Comic to print or display: Comic.