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The Write Stuff

About this Daily Classroom Special:
The Write Stuff was written  by former Teachers Network web mentor, Lisa Kihn, a math and language arts teacher at Nevin Platt Middle School in Boulder, Colorado. Lisa believes in project based learning and curriculum integration to actively involve students in their learning process.

 Literature Logs Sample

Each page in your literature log should be headed in the following way: The entry number and date should go on the first line of your paper in the upper right corner. Below that write the title of the book you are reading. On the third line write the page numbers you have last read.


Entry Number and Date 1. September 5, 2002
Title of Book Hatchet
Pages Read pp. 22 –34

The first paragraph of your entry should be a short summary of what you have just read.

The second paragraph should be your personal reaction to what you have just read.

Here are some ideas you may want to write about:

  1. Make a prediction about what you think will happen next in the story.
  2. What would you do if you were one of the characters in the story?
  3. Is there something in this story that reminds you of your life?
  4. Is there a character that reminds you of someone you know?
  5. Is there something that made you sad, angry, laugh, etc?
  6. Is there something that you find confusing or don’t understand?
  7. What does the author do to make you want to read on?
  8. Analyze the author’s style of writing.
  9. Choose your own topic.
To The Write Stuff, How to Make Your Students Better Readers With Literature Logs 

To The Literature Logs Self-Evaluation Form


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