A Dialectical Journal, or reader's notebook, is a method of annotating while reading. It encourages students to both read closely and reflect on the text, thus increasing their understanding of the text. Over the course of these assignments, students will be creating an organized conversation, or dialogue with the novel.
The journaling format is set up to aid in tracing specific, important, and meaningful elements as they occur and then develop throughout the novel. An insightful, well-thought out notebook is an excellent reference for class discussions, a study guide for an exam, as well as a resource for providing supporting evidence when writing a literary analysis essay of the novel.
Materials for the following novels are included:
Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck
The Pearl by John Steinbeck
Each of the items included in this bundle may be purchased individually from my storefront, and each contains extra enrichment activities. Below is a complete list of what you will receive. You can click on each link to read a detailed description of each product.
Of Mice and Men: Dialectical Journal, Introductory WebQuest Presentation Project
The Pearl: Dialectical Journal, Project Based Learning Assignments, Mini-Lessons