65+ Printable Reading Log – 1st Grade, 2nd Grade, Middle School

Reading logs can help you track of your favorite books. Some people call it reading diaries and reading journals as well. In reading log, you can add comments and other details about the book you are reading. Below is a collection of some free printable reading logs sample templates designed for 1st grade, 2nd grade, 4th grade and for adults as well.

Reading is a good habit. Spending time with books is much better than other activities. Reading is the best source of knowledge. If you find that you have any trouble in keeping a record of what you’re reading then you may need a reading log.

“A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies…The man who never reads lives only one” ( George R.R.Martin)

What is reading log?

Reading log is a way of keeping a record of your reading progress. Reading log helps you to remember which books do you read and how many pages did you read. It is a great place to preserve your reaction to some books. In reading log you can add your favorite characters, favorite lines, favorite part, the impact of the book on you, the main idea about the book and many other interesting things about the book. Here we have a collection of some reading log examples. Some reading logs templates are in questions format.

Reading log is a way of keeping track of your reading activity. You can preserve your reading activity by keeping a reading log. Some people call it reading diaries and reading journals as well. In the reading log, you can add comments and other details about the book you are reading. 

At the school level, it is a great way to motivate your child to read. Nowadays reading log is a part of a school assignment. In this world of internet, where you can download free printable or PDF books and short reading stories for yourself, its great to have these reading log templates. This is the best way for students to grow as a reader. Students enjoy it and love to share their experiences with others which may increase their interest in reading. According to the American Academy of Pediatrics :

Reading regularly positively affects the brain’s cognitive abilities. Teachers encourage students to read, and reading logs are the best way to do that.


The list is a great way to stay organized they can also inspire us to do more. In this way, the reading log helps us to read more.

What is the purpose of reading log?

  • Help to trace your reading process.
  • It helps to remember which book do you read and how many pages did you read.
  • At the school level, it helps teachers to track student’s reading activity.
  • Helps to figure out which types of books do you like.
  • To motivate your child for reading.
  • To trace your reaction for some specific book.

Content of the reading log

  • Your name on reading log.
  • Starting and ending date
  • Name of the book
  • Author name
  • Time spent reading

Template of reading log

A log sheet is a student-kept record of books they’ve read during a specific period of time. It can be either monthly or weekly reading log. There are plenty of reading log sheets for middle school, kindergarten, 4th grade and 5th grade reading logs are available.

  • Template of reading log(Grade pre-k to 1):
    • Reading log for this age of student should be simple.It is best for both teachers and parents to keep reading log easy and simple.
      Simple reading log include:
      • Date
      • Title of Book
      • Parent /Guardian Initials
  • Template of reading log(Grade 2-5) or daily reading log
    • Reading log for this age of student should include little bit more detail. The things that are included for grades 2-5 student of reading log are:
      • Book title
      • Author’s Name
      • Minutes read
      • Student initial
      • Parent initial
  • Template of reading log(Middle/intermediate level)
    • Things that are included for this age of student and also for “young adults”:
      • Title of book
      • Author’s Name
      • Article
      • Number of pages
      • Starting page number
      • Ending page number
      • Other material

Other things you may include in reading log

To make your reading log more interesting which may help you and other people who are also book lover like you must be included some more detail about you experience of reading. These things are:

  • Your favorite lines
  • Impact of book on you
  • Favorite character
  • Character, you don’t like
  • Summarize book in one passage 
  • Your remarks about book after reading it

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