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Reading Response Journals (RRJs) Made Easy!

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*Updated 9/3/13- A new 2-page PDF has been added with an alternate reading log and instruction sheet to have students respond to CCSS inspired questions about their text.*

This 40+page pack (plus a Powerpoint file with a few editable pages) has everything you need to add Reading Response Journals (RRJs) to your classroom.

You will receive:

*pictures and directions on how to set up and use RRJs in your classroom
*printable RRJ covers in color and BW
*quick parent note asking for craft supplies if you want students to make their own covers
*2 reading logs to choose from (1 copy of each is editable in Powerpoint)
*reminders page with genres (1 copy editable in PPT)
*student comprehension work pages in primary and intermediate lines for summary, visualize, text-to-self, predicting, inferring, text-to-world, text-to-text, character traits, and questioning and 1 blank copy to customize in PPT)

RRJs are an excellent way to help your students become better writers while holding them accountable for their reading and comprehension.

You can check out how I use them on my blog at: http://bainbridgeclass.blogspot.com/2012/09/what-heck-is-rrj.html.

Download the preview for a closer peek!

This pack is perfect for 2 grade readers and up. However, as a former 1st grade teacher, I do believe that my first graders could have benefited from using an RRJ. It would have taken lots of patience and guidance, but mid-year firsties would love to write about their reading!

Would you like to implement this in multiple classrooms? Please purchase per user licenses at checkout! After you purchase the initial pack, each additional license is just $2.50.

Happy RRJing!
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On  October 28, 2013,  Cherissa A. said:
I really like the idea of the logs and having the students mark what strategy they used. I also like having the response log where they answer a question of their choice. It makes their independent reading more meaningful.
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On  October 27, 2013Gretchen Croker (TpT Seller) said:
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On  October 28, 2013Christina Bainbridge answered:
I am sorry you are disappointed but I feel your rating on some aspects of the product is very unfair. Not only is there a preview you can download with more info, but it specifically says right in the listing exactly what is editable. In the future, please read product descriptions carefully so you are clear on exactly what you are receiving and aren't left feeling unhappy or having to re-create the wheel on your own. That way you can rate products for what they are- not what you are left wishing for.
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On  September 25, 2013,  Buyer asked:
TPT wouldn't let me leave a comment since I've already did that in the past. I downloaded the newest changes today and wanted to let you know how much I appreciate the questions that are correlated to CCSS.
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On  September 26, 2013Christina Bainbridge answered:
Thanks so much! I am glad you like the update!
On  September 7, 2013GradeThree  (TpT Seller) asked:
Does this packet include a note to parents with instructons for their child's nightly reading assignment? If not, would it be possible to have one created? Thanks!
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On  September 7, 2013Christina Bainbridge answered:
It does not, but this is a great idea. I am planning an update with different graphics very soon. I will keep this in mind for the update! Thanks!
On  September 3, 2013The QUEEN BEE (TpT Seller) asked:
Thank you for the update...however now I can't print the pdf's in the organization pack...yikes! HELP
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On  September 3, 2013Christina Bainbridge answered:
I don't know why it does that- there's a PPT in the folder that says "If you have trouble printing". It's the same thing as the main pack, but just in PowerPoint to bypass printing issues. If you still have trouble, let me know!
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