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.
Websites on Response Logs:
Response Logs for Content Classrooms
Reading Response Logs - PDF
Rubric for Response Logs