Want a fun way to motivate your kids and track reading progress?
Try these Free Reading Log Printable Charts! With five varieties, you’re sure to find a style to please your reader 🙂
Find out how I’m using these reading logs for kids with my boys and get your free printable pack today!
Help Your Kids Track Reading Progress with Printable Charts
I wanted fun ways to help my boys maintain reading logs. In our state (Pennsylvania), we are required to keep reading logs for homeschool portfolios.
My youngest boy (5) is joining his older brothers in the exciting world of reading. Xman is so excited! He wanted a way to keep track of his reading practice time, as well as independent reading time that he shares with his brothers.
Charts have also been great motivation tools in our homeschool. We track required homeschool days with a special chart. My boys love the visual reminder of our progress and the learning fun that we can anticipate.
Reasons to Use Reading Logs for Kids
If you’re wondering what’s the point of using reading logs with your kids, check out these awesome reasons:
- Track progress: Your kids can monitor how much reading they have accomplished. For young readers, you can record each book in a slot. For older readers, mark down a slot for every 15-20 minutes read (or whatever you’ve agreed upon).
- Motivate reluctant readers: Printable reading log charts can be great visual motivators for kids. Work on goal setting and persistence, too!
- Homeschool portfolio documentation: If you need or want to put together homeschool portfolios, reading log charts are fantastic ways to document books read and how many minutes have been spent reading.
- Make reading fun!: These charts are awesome ways to turn reading into a game.
Fun Ideas + Tips for Using Your Reading Log Charts for Kids
Want to make the most of using your reading log printable charts for kids? Here are my tips and tricks for making it effective and fun 🙂
Set realistic expectations for your kids. Consider how many minutes (or books) reading need to be completed. Another way to boost this practice is to have your child discuss their independent reading selections with you.
Agree upon an appropriate reward. This step is optional but can be so much fun!
The reward doesn’t have to be material. It can be something simple like extra board game time, family movie night (maybe featuring the book or the book’s theme?), a special outing like a hike, or themed poetry teatime.
Determine how your child will track their reading progress. Some fun options are using a bingo dauber, stickers, stamps, or color in the slots with crayons, markers, or color pencils.
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Get Your Free Reading Log Printable Charts for Kids
This free printable pack of Reading Log Printable Charts contains 5 styles. Your kids will love these charts with themes of:
- Solar System
You can print out as many copies as you need. If you know someone who you think would love to use these Reading Log Printable Charts for Kids, please share the link to this post with them
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How will you use these reading tracker charts with your kids?
Which one do you think they’ll like best?