Reading Log for Other Nonfiction (not for Textbooks) by cwu19101

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									Date: ___________                Block: _______               Name: ______________________________

                     Reading Log for Other Nonfiction (not for Textbooks)
                           Biographies, Current Events for Science or Social Studies, Etc.
Each entry MUST contain ALL of the following information to earn the full 10 points expected per entry:
    Date (1 point): Practice is best if it is more frequent than concentrated. Try not to do more than three entries
      per date.
    What (1 point):
          o Newspaper, Magazine, or Internet articles. The title of the article for each newspaper or magazine
              entry. You MUST include page numbers. A copy of the article MUST be attached to the log. I have
              a copy machine in my room if needed.
                   WARNING: At least THREE (3) newspaper or magazine articles MUST be related to a
                      current events topic associated with your CURRENT Science or Social Studies class. The
                      remaining articles should be related to a major political or economic event affecting the world,
                      our country, our local area, or to a topic we are currently reading about in the Reading class.
                      Articles about sports, gossip, movie stars, video games, etc. are NOT acceptable. Read those on
                      your own time.
                   If you are studying ancient history, how can you find a current event? Using a current map,
                      locate where those ancient countries used to be and find out what country or countries currently
                      occupy that area. For example: Iran and parts of several other Middle Eastern countries now
                      occupy the area that was home to the Persian Empire thousands of years ago. The purpose of
                      learning about history is to help us understand the present. Many of the world’s current
                      problems have ancient roots.
          o Other nonfiction books: These include biographies, descriptions of historical events, religious or other
              inspirational books, etc. Since these texts can vary widely in print size and text difficulty, I need to see
              the text at least once BEFORE grading a log entry so I can fairly rate the quantity portion of the grade.
    Source (1 point): The author of a biography or a nonfiction book is the source. For an Internet article, the
      source is the URL address. For a magazine or newspaper, you MUST provide
          o the name of the magazine or newspaper,
          o the title of the article,
          o the date each article appeared
          o page number for EACH entry.
          o a copy of each article. (Xerox or original).
    Quantity(+ or –:4 points) You MUST provide page numbers. You should use inches of actual text to calculate
      quantity. Look at the sample entry below and note the benefit of using the number of inches over the number of
      pages.
          o 25+ inches of text per article or section of a nonfiction book = 4 quantity points. Points or partial points
              are added for longer readings or deducted from shorter ones.
    What did the student learn from this reading? ( 3 points) Using your own words, briefly state THREE (3)
      separate facts you learned from this reading (1 point per fact). Do NOT COPY whole sentences from the
      book or article.
    Sample entry.
     (1 pt)   (1 pt)                                      (1 pt)                                Page #s        Inches
      9/25    “Mars’s Ice Dance”                          National Geographic                    8-15           43.5
                  Current event for Earth Science         January 2004                           3 pts        (5.8 pts)
     What       1) Mars’s wildly fluctuating tilt is a key to climate change. 2) Scientists suspect that Mars’s ice
       I        doesn’t just sit there, but moves from place to place around the globe and reshapes the surface.
    Learned     3) Scientists are studying the signs of moving water in hopes of finding evidence of life on the
                planet. 3 pts

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