Student Materials: SPECS Logs

SPECS (SPace for Extending Comprehension Skills) Logs are journal-type books in which students record their developing understanding of a book and the associated comprehension skill. Students track the sequence of a day’s reading, use visual tools to represent their thinking, and summarize their understanding that results from the visual tool’s development. A tailored vocabulary section in the Log provides an organized place to record new words and their various components.


This Log is an invaluable tool for student growth and for teacher assessment of student understanding. SPECS Logs are available for Primary, Elementary, and Advanced levels and are an integral part of the Foundations &Frameworks Instructional Reading Program.

Primary Edition:
Early Childhood Format (K-1)

Primary Edition: Gr 1-2

Primary Edition: Gr 2

Elementary Edition: Gr 3-5

Advanced Edition: Gr 5-8

Program Support: Clerestory Learning/Make Way for Books, LLC • Contact us

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