I have to share with you one of the best teaching resources we have encountered in a very long time. It will save you and your students a world of frustration and time when it comes to collecting data and evidence about reading at home.
"Never collect a reading diary or log again" is the promise associated with the Digital Reading Log and I can totally verify that this to be true. It also offers so much more potential for you as an assessment tool than chasing reading diaries on a regular basis. I will never go back..
It took me about 15 minutes to set this up for my class for the year and now I just log into my computer for a detailed analysis of my students reading habits... That's it I'm sorted for the year...
I get crucial information about aspects of reading that challenged my students and data I can use to guide future English lessons and my data collection for reports on reading is all here in one place waiting for me.
Check out the link and the video for yourself. It cost me the same as a couple of cups of coffee but I would pay double in a heartbeat to have done this earlier in my career.
Check it out here for yourelf, and if you have used this or something similar we'd love to hear about it.