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Reading journal – Free printable booklet for schools

What's included?

30-page PDF

Key Stage

KS2, KS3, KS4


Years 3-11


This beautiful reading journal was created by English, media and film studies teacher Meera Chudasama. Read all about how she put it into action in her own classroom.

Reading journal contents

This 30-page PDF contains a number of different reading activities that will inspire pupils to think about the books and characters they’ve been exploring.

Reading journal resource for schools

Firstly, pupils can decorate the front cover of their reading journal to personalise it. There’s then space for pupils to create a reader profile, jotting down what genres they like, how they feel about reading and any characters or writers they particularly like.

Reading log

Throughout the document there is the opportunity for students to write about 12 different book they’ve read. There is space to record:

  • What happened
  • How the book made them feel
  • Questions they have

Reading activities

This reading journal also contains lots of other book activities for students to have a go at. These include:

  • Genre study in five simple steps
  • Design your own book cover
  • Design a social media campaign for the release of a book
  • Draw a map of the key places in the story
  • Write a short reading newsletter
  • Author letter template
  • Storyboarding activity
  • Create a weekly schedule for the character in your story
  • Diary entry from a character’s POV
  • Doodle page
  • Word bank worksheet
  • List of books students want to read
  • Self-reflection worksheet
  • 30-day reading challenge
Reading journal resource for teachers
Reading journal – Free printable booklet for schools

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