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Response Logs

Response Logs are a good way to examine student thinking.  They are most often connected with response to literature, but they may be used in any content area.  They offer students a place to respond personally, to ask questions, to predict, to reflect, to collect vocabulary and to compose their thoughts about text. Teachers may use Response Logs as formative assessment during the learning process.  


Response Sheet

Directions for Shutter Book Response Log

Response Log for Primary Grades


Websites on Response Logs:

Response Logs for Content Classrooms

Reading Response Logs - PDF

Rubric for Response Logs

Activating Prior Knowledge
Vocabulary Development
Comprehension Strategies
Summarization Techniques
Writing Across the Curriculum
Getting to Know Students
Technology Tools