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Dear Martin Reading Journal and Workbook (Distance Learning)

Grade Levels
9th - 12th
Resource Type
Formats Included
  • Google Drive™ folder
32 pages
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Engage and challenge your students while reading Dear Martin by Nic Stone online OR in person! With little to no prep (based on how you decide to copy it), this reading journal is practically a whole unit by itself. Beat the boring worksheets and give students something they're excited to do!

This 32-page reading journal and workbook can be copied into a booklet, left at the original size for binders, or broken up and distributed as separate assignments (perfect for those kiddos that lose everything!).

Alternatively, you can use this reading journal for distance learning. Included is an entire Google Slides version of the reading journal. You could also instead use the included Google Doc version of the writing prompts with the Google Sheets rubric for fast assessment online!

This reading journal includes:

  • 5 C-E-R (claim, evidence, reasoning) based writing prompts that give students choice
    • 6-point rubrics are built-in, OR
    • Print off the alternative pages with no rubric so you can make your own, OR
    • Use the included Google doc versions of these writing prompts

  • 2 unique coloring pages depicting crucial scenes from the book
  • 2 quote analysis pages
  • 2 journal pages
  • A ton of extra Dear Martin related activities
    • Identity Activity
    • A Goal-setting Page
    • Letter Writing Activity
    • Character Name Analysis
    • Word Search
    • Crossword
    • Character Tracking
    • Book Review
    • Nic Stone page
  • Interactive Google Slides version of the same activities
  • Google Doc version of the writing prompts
  • Google Sheets rubric for easy grading and rubric importing
  • Copying/teaching suggestions
  • Answer keys for included activities

If you're still not sure if this reading journal is right for your students, you can see the WHOLE JOURNAL (with the rubric option) by checking out the preview. Please look at the preview prior to purchase to make sure this product works for your class.

Teaching Dear Martin? Grab the bundle here or check out:

If you'd like more resources for teaching claim, evidence, and reasoning (the basis for the included rubrics), check out my C-E-R Writing Bundle.

***This resource includes PDFs and several Google documents within a Google Drive folder. You will need to grant TPT access to your Google account in order to access this purchase. Before purchasing, please review the preview to make sure this resource supports your and your students' needs. The whole PRINTABLE version of the resource, with the exception of answer keys, are included in the preview. Note that the Google versions contain the same content as the printable but may be formatted differently.

Total Pages
32 pages
Answer Key
Included with rubric
Teaching Duration
1 month
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Write routinely over extended time frames (time for research, reflection, and revision) and shorter time frames (a single sitting or a day or two) for a range of tasks, purposes, and audiences.
Draw evidence from literary or informational texts to support analysis, reflection, and research.
Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.
Provide a concluding statement or section that follows from and supports the information or explanation presented (e.g., articulating implications or the significance of the topic).
Develop the topic with well-chosen, relevant, and sufficient facts, extended definitions, concrete details, quotations, or other information and examples appropriate to the audience’s knowledge of the topic.


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