The Compass Reading Log has 9 topics with Big Questions as all the other logs. Each topic offers two long texts. The first part of each topic presents one variety of genre for a fiction text (plays, stories, etc) while the second offers a different genre of non fiction text such as informative, biographical, etc.
Through the reading of these texts, students gain more exposure to language and information about the Big Question. After each text, there are two pages with activities to practice reading comprehension and teach a specific reading strategy based on the CCSS. In addition, in the Teacher’s Guide, there are extra worksheets to expand the work with the texts.
This Log aims at raising interest in readers between the ages of 6-12. This Compass Reading Log has different purposes such as to (1) satisfy students’ curiosity and thirst for knowledge, (2) introduce them to the pleasure of reading, (3) teach them how to become better readers, and (4) motivate them in appreciating the pleasure of reading beyond the mere needs of the program.
Every single text is recorded so that students can do shadow reading. In addition, for evels 3 and 4, there are complementary recordings so that students can answer specific comprehension activities.