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Reading Journal by Not Consumed (Review)

Not Consumed has allowed me to review a few of their products! I'm excited to share the Reading Journal. Ethan has been using it a few times a week.
Not Consumed Reading Journal Review
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I received a digital download which is great because I can print as many reading journals as I need. I'm normally not a fan of digital books but this one I like. If you prefer though you can purchase a physical book through Amazon.

This is recommended for grades 2nd-6th. Your child chooses the books making it a perfect on "grade" level reading.

What I LOVE about this Reading Journal is it works with any book which is wonderful because your child can choose what he wants to read.

The Reading Journal has 30 lessons that are repeated six times throughout the year. The lessons include vocabulary, summarizing, comparing text to text, and character traits to name a few!

The lessons are great for reluctant readers and those allergic to pencils because all they have to complete is half a page. I love that the lessons were made half pagers because sometimes looking at a full page can be a bit overwhelming for my kiddo. So I really appreciate that Not Consumed has it this way.
At least once a week your child will evaluate content of their book with the Bible! How great is that?!?!

For example there is a Know the Truth activity. Your child will answer the question: Do the facts in this story line up with God's Word? There is also space for your child to write the fact 1 & 2 as well as biblical support. These pages are my favorite pages for Ethan and soon Lance because it has them really look at the character(s) in their book. Taking a deeper look and comparing it to the Word of God.
Our thoughts: Our school year is winding down (we are actually going to take a summer break!!!) so we haven't used it as much as I'd have liked BUT I'm going to add it to their school in the fall.

Ethan has used it for several weeks though and I like that he HAS to read his book, bwahaha. I'm sad to say he doesn't like to read (sigh) so this makes sure he IS reading and not just sitting there with a book in his hands to LOOK like he's reading or read just enough so he could tell me what "happened" (sad I know).
Reading Journal by #NotConsumed
The questions assures this mama that he truly is reading the book. Yes, it might be on Star Wars and Wookies but he's reading. And actually somedays I choose the book (I know, I know) a fun one though. I have many of the Vertias Press, Sonlight, MFW, HOD, books which are INTERESTING and attention grabbers.
Reading Journal by #NotConsumed
I appreciate that Kim (#NotConsumed) didn't make it super girly -yes, mine is in a pink binder but my boys are okay with that (wink). Not hearts and bows but a cute owl with a stack of books (we like owls).

Bottom line; I don't normally enjoy downloads but there are a few that work, this is one. It's great because I can print as many as I need and use it again for another year.

If you are looking for a fun (well as fun as school can get, hehe) ideas to help your child dig deeper with what he's reading, this just might be it. Again, the questions are thought provoking and I love that it's not overwhelming. Half a page!

Kim did a wonderful job with making a reading program affordable, not overwhelming for reluctant readers, and simple for mom (yes, that's a good thing when you have six to teach and/or guide/help).

Kim also has a passion for Jesus and loves providing material to spark the love of Christ in our little people's hearts (or big as I am graduating one this year, ack!) like:FoundationsA Content Heart and To Every Nation as well has some goodies for mom: Single Mom Homeschooling (right now you can get this one on Amazon for only $8!) and #NotConsumed Devotional.

Please visit Not Consumed on Facebook. Twitter, Pinterest and her blog!


  1. Would this work for Mercie, who is going into 3rd grade? I love the way it is set up, and I think it would help her with reading comprehension which she struggles with (but is improving!).

    1. Yes, it's recommended for elementary level. Ethan is above the target age :) It will be perfect for Lance next year.

    2. Bought, printed and in a binder for Mercie!

    3. I hope she likes it. I think she will if only because she doesn't see a whole page of questions. I like that the questions are not the same and the child only completes half a page. A little a day adds up at the end of the year. Enjoy!


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