An quick and easy-to-use digital assessment tool for your middle school and high school students!
This digital double-entry journal is a great way to assess students on their understanding of any piece of literature you’re currently studying. We’ve included numerous ways for this journal to be utilized by giving students choices for not only the piece of text they extract, but also for how they are asked to respond to the text.
In an attempt to help students’ responses dive even further into analyzing meaning, we’ve included sentence starters in the slides as well. What a great way to help students work closely with quotes! The rubric is included to make it easier for you to grade these responses as well.
We’ve been able to utilize these double-entry journals in many different ways when studying a piece of literature. See the below list for some ideas:
- At the end of each chapter students complete a journal entry
- At the end of the novel students complete an entry on EACH character in the novel
- At the end of the week, students can complete an entry over the weekend or on Friday before they leave
- To be completed as homework periodically
When using this digital resource, please note that you can make as many copies of the slides as you would like. Simply have students duplicate the journal entry page for a new slide to write on. Then, you can also duplicate the rubric slide, so you can grade each journal entry separately! We like to have our students keep one digital double-entry journal per piece we are studying. When we start a new piece of literature, students can create a whole new digital double-entry journal!
To use again and again, simply use your Master Slides Copy to make various assignments for students! Or have students add more, duplicate slides in their copy. Your uses are endless!
Looking for other digital resources for your ELA classroom? Check out our Digital Evidence Tracker that can also be used with any unit of study!