These journals are a great resource for teachers to monitor reading participation at home.
Benefits of using the Kluwell My Home Reading Journal:
- Fantastic value that lasts the school year
- Excellent reward system that encourages children to read.
- Develops positive reading attitudes with students and parents/caregivers.
- A great way for parents/caregivers to be involved in their child’s learning.
- Gives parents/caregivers reading strategies to support their child.
- Encourages positive communication between parent/caregivers, child and teacher.
- Attractively presented – children take pride in using this book.
There are achievement awards and stickers to help motivate your child to develop good reading habits plus tips for parents/caregivers on correcting mistakes and encouraging their readers to tackle a wide range of material.
Passion for reading starts at home!
With this journal, parents/caregivers and young readers can participate in reading together and record their achievement by filling out a daily account. Your child can draw in the blank faces to express how they feel about their reading, which opens up a dialogue about their learning experience; and there is a space for parents/caregivers to comment.
Get involved, read with your child!
This journal encourages parents/caregivers and young readers to participate in reading together. Children at this level of reading are able to fill out the journal themselves and parents/caregivers are encouraged to participate by leaving comments to assist their child with their progress and create dialogue about their learning experience.
The ideas in this journal are directed mainly to the student. Parents are encouraged to take a supervisory role, but maintain the idea that reading is fun. These students are not too old to be still read to! Students at this level should be able to fill out the comment section. They could ask their parents for feedback on their comment. Occasionally the parent still may like to write something to assist in communication between home and school. Teachers are encouraged to regularly collect these journals to monitor reading participation.