From past posts, you realize that I am in favor of teaching student responsibility! Here is another way I tried to teach this to my Kindergarten children. I gave the students a reading log that was placed in their homework folder at the beginning of each month. At the beginning of the year, stickers were placed on each day that the child was read to by a parent, sibling, babysitter or grandparent. As the year progressed, the stickers stood for the books the child read themselves. If stickers were not available, just a check mark or an X was okay. The children loved to compare their logs with others in the class. These logs were collected at the end of each month and then made into a booklet at the end of the year. What a great reminder of their success through the year!
Each of our theme books have a reading log included.