This is a great resource for reluctant, struggling, or dependent readers. Students can keep the bookmark with them while they read. After a few minutes of reading, the student can complete one of the activities from the top section of the bookmark in a journal, or do a written entry using one of the "Sentence Starters" from the bottom section. Or, the "Sentence Starters" can be completed aloud if the student is reading out loud to a teacher, parent, or classmate. The "Sentence Starters" can be used intermittently between periods of reading (a few minutes or a chapter of reading, for example, out loud or silently).
This strategy works because it encourages students to be active readers, thinking about what they read as they read it. With practice, the "Sentence Starter" questions, predictions, and reflections will become more natural, and will occur inside the student's head as he or she reads. The Reading Response Journal Bookmark is an excellent way to foster metacognition, too.