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Alternative Primary Reading Records
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Alternative Primary Reading Records...
Ah, reading diaries. A reliable fixture of the primary school classroom and the building blocks of an institution that’s loved by parents and teachers alike. Or are they?
For every parent who is happy to provide a page-long essay describing their child’s nightly reading in minute detail, there is another who suddenly realises that it is 9pm Sunday evening and there are now five days of comments to fill in.
Here are two alternative ways to keep a record of children’s reading. Read about more ideas here.
1) Make your bookmark
Download and cut out our simple bookmarks, featuring spaces for a parent to add their initials each time they hear a child read over the week. This gives you a handy overview of reading and means there is no lengthy writing for the parent who is busy or who struggles to record a comment.
2) Build a bookshelf
Use our bookshelf illustration featuring blank spines. Children simply record the names of the books they’ve read in the blank spaces.
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