The Dialectical Journal (also called Reader-Response Journal) is typically used in ELA or Humanities classes. Students use the document to record a dialogue, or conversation, between the ideas expressed in the text and their own ideas as the reader. This tool works well with a variety of texts. This particular one was created for a short story. As an extension activity, students can share their chosen quotations and responses within small groups, or as part of a whole class discussion.
DIRECTIONS FOR ASSIGNMENT:
Follow the guidelines for citing text and responding as outlined in the chart. Complete, descriptive responses will receive full credit – superficial responses will receive only partial credit. You should include four citations/responses to the assigned reading for satisfactory completion of this assignment.