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Hey there! A Reading Log: Color Books printable has been added to the Freebie Library.
Contents of the Reading Log: Color Books Printable
The Reading Log: Color Books printable is a fun way to encourage kids to read. Simply choose a reading challenge for your kids and color in the books as the challenge is completed. There are thirty books to color and additional space to write a name and goal.
Directions for the Reading Log: Color Books Printable
- Go to the Freebie Library.
- Scroll to the Reading section and click on the Freebie: Reading Log: Color Books picture. (It looks the same as the picture at the top of this post.)
- Print the reading log. Then fill in the space for the name and reading goal. Next, display the log in a prominent location or store it in a three-ring binder.
- Choose your reading challenge. For example, each book on the book log could represent a book that has been read or a set amount of reading time (such as fifteen minutes or thirty minutes).
- Color each book on the book log as the challenge is completed. If you choose to have each book represent fifteen minutes of reading time and your kid reads for thirty minutes, color two books on the book log.
- A prize could be offered when all thirty books have been colored.
Books to Read
Below is a list of possible books to read about reading and writing.
- Look at my Book: How Kids Can Write and Illustrate Terrific Books by Loreen Leedy, 2005
- Pick a Picture, Write a Story! by Kristen McCurry, 2014
- So, You Want to be a Writer?: How to Write, Get Published, and Maybe Even Make it Big! by Vicki Hambleton & Cathleen Greenwood, 2012
- What Do Authors and Illustrators Do? (Two Books in One) by Eileen Christelow, 2013
- How to Write a Story by Kate Messner, 2020
- How to Read a Story by Kate Messner, 2015
Prizes are optional. But if you choose to offer a prize, here are a few book-themed ideas.
- Book (such as one listed above)
- Bookmark (such as these “I Love to Read” Snoopy bookmarks)
- T-shirt (such as this shirt that says, “Reading is a Ticket to Adventure.”)
- Game (such as My First Bananagrams or Bananagrams)