EXTEND READING TRACKER
© 2002 revised Triune Initiatives
A unique reading diary
designed to extend and broaden reading
There are many students, both young & old, who are regarded as functional readers, yet spend little time engaging with text. While this is a concern, there are many students who read regularly, but far too narrowly.
As a direct consequence of this, they are likely to struggle with broader comprehension both at school and throughout their daily lives.
By its design the EXTEND Reading Tracker positively encourages students to increase their reading time by degrees and - of equal importance - broaden the range of material they read.
The EXTEND Reading Tracker is more than the common type of reading diary which can be found in schools around the world.
It is a proven resource that encourages both a greater engagement with reading and a wider range of text types.
FOR USE BY
specialists, classroom teachers, para professionals & parents
FOR USE WITH
all functional readers from 8 years - adults
Individual & group
• A5 'write in' booklet
• Formal look encourages students to value the book & purpose
Clear instructions at the front of the book.
Lists of fiction and non-fiction genre with definitions.
Twelve weekly data entry boxes designed for students to:
• set an achievable goal each week
• record titles of text or books
• records the time spent reading & the type of text read
• graph for recording time spent reading in a week
• graph for recording types read.
The simple bar graphs instantly show whether the reader
is on track or needs to extend the time spent reading
and/or the range of reading material.
A person who can read, but won't read,
has little advantage over
a person who can’t read.
Mark Twain (adapted)
CASE STUDY ONE
CASE STUDY TWO
USE OF EXTEND TRACKERS
Use where it will achieve best results (whole classes, groups, individuals) at school and/or home.
No special training or knowledge is needed for its success.
Teacher and/or parent guidance and encouragement is required.
Schools could choose to:
- purchase items from school funds
- on-sell them to students.
Some schools have chosen to sell them as stationery items.