This is the reading list that I have prepared for ds8 who will be entering 3rd grade. Many of these books come from the Sonlight Advanced Reader Package for Core 2.
I basically created a chart that listed these books, with boxes to mark the date the books were completed and a rating for each book. This chart is posted on the refrigerator. When ds8 completes one of the books on the list, he gives me a brief synopsis (or narration) of the book and gives the book a rating (1-5 stars). At the end of the year, we have a handy dandy one page sheet that lists all of the “required” books that ds8 has read that can be filed in his portfolio.