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English Reading Log

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How to use this reading log
Read, Read, Read.
For learners of a second language, one cannot over-accentuate the importance of reading everyday to
improve your vocabulary and comprehension of the target language. Quite simply put, the more you
expose yourself to the target language through reading, the faster you’ll improve your abilities in that
language.
This Reading Log has been created to help you keep track of your daily reading as well as provide an
archive of your daily readings to be readily used for future reference.
Read every day.
Schedule some time each day for reading and writing something in English. Ideally this should be a
few hours each day, however realistically speaking, 15 to 30 minutes is optimal and easy to work into
even the busiest of schedules.
Select your reading materials
Choose something that interests you. Motivation is the key here and you should select your texts
based on subjects that will peak your curiosity and hold your attention. If you’re interested in sports,
read the sports column of the newspaper (print or online). If you’re more a literature fan, choose a
chapter of a novel that you would like to read in English.
Other examples of shorter texts include, but are not limited to: Magazine articles, scientific papers,
book and product reviews, blogs, graphic novels, travel logs, breaking news reports, etc. With the
wealth of publications made available through the internet, the choices are almost endless.
How to proceed:
Once you’ve selected your text it’s important that you make the most of the selected material you
have in front of you. To help improve your comprehension and increase your vocabulary, follow
these steps:
A. Read the text first without stopping to look up words.
B. Reread the text and underline or highlight words that are unknown or unclear to you.
C. Choose only 5 key words to enter into your reading log.
D. Summarize the text you have just read in this reading log. Keep this relatively short, no
more than the space allotted.
E. Give/show your reading log entry to a teacher or a friend to review, or you can explain to
them verbally what your reading was about using your summary as “notes”.
Enjoy
Make reading a pleasure, and use this reading log to chronicle your progress.
How many Reading Logs can you complete? How many different varieties of texts can you choose?
What new subjects can you explore? How much time per day can dedicate to reading? You only
have knowledge to gain!
To print additional copies of this log, visit: http://englishcaddy.org/apps/documents

Reading Log

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Title of text:
Author:
Date read:

Time spent reading:

Other Information and remarks:

Key words:
Choose only FIVE key vocabulary words
from the text.

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Reading Log

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Title of text:
Author:
Date read:

Time spent reading:

Other Information and remarks:

Key words:
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from the text.

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Reading Journal

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Other Information and remarks:

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Title of text:
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Title of text:
Author:
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Time spent reading:

Other Information and remarks:

Key words:
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from the text.

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Title of text:
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Time spent reading:

Other Information and remarks:

Key words:
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from the text.

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Title of text:
Author:
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Time spent reading:

Other Information and remarks:

Key words:
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from the text.

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1. ______________________________________________________

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Title of text:
Author:
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Other Information and remarks:

Key words:
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from the text.

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Title of text:
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Title of text:
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Title of text:
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Title of text:
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