Dialectical journals are an effective and interactive way for students to reflect on and respond to their reading. I have used these for grades 4th-8th but they could be modified to meet the needs of both younger and older grades. These journals are an open dialogue with a book/novel that the students are reading. They can be used with a read-aloud, literature group, or at home book. The students love to make predictions and then read on to see how accurate they are.