Subject: ELA (English Language Arts)
Lesson Length: 15 - 20 mins
Topic: Independent Reading Log
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.
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.
Allow students to use speech-to-text feature.
Provide sentence frames as needed.