This interactive journal helps students engage with their reading. It can be used with a variety of texts, year after year.
**Download the preview to see sample pages over Romeo and Juliet and explanations as to how you can use the same journal ideas for any novel!**
The great thing about this journal is that it can be applied to all levels of thinking. Some of the pages are geared toward mainstream students, but other are geared toward advanced or developing Language Arts students. All pages can be easily manipulated to cater to these different levels. This differentiation also allows for this journal to be used for many ages levels.
** Ideas for decorating journal covers
** How to include an annotated table of contents
** Character studies, which include the following:
-------Reliable v. Unreliable Narrators
**Theme studies, which include the following:
-------Defining and Analyzing Themes
**Evaluation Pages and Reading Strategy practice for sections of the text, which include:
-------Analyzing and Identifying Character Voice
**Identifying, Understanding, and Analyzing Conflict
**Comparing and Contrasting Different Elements within the Novel, which include:
-------Within-Novel Compare-Contrast Activities
-------Inter-Text Compare-Contrast Activities
**Understanding and Analyzing Symbolism, including:
-------Analyzing Symbols throughout the Novel
-------Analyzing Symbolism Elsewhere
**Miscellaneous Assignments to Expand Learning of Everything Listed Above
**Questions to Guide Journal Reflections
**Common Core Standards met by the Above Activities
-----All of the journal pages have picture examples of the activity being used for Shakespeare' Romeo and Juliet-----
**This journal is primarily geared toward high school students, but many of the pages can be used as young as fourth grade with some minor revisions**
Pair the entire journal or just your favorite aspects of it up with any novel, short story, play, or even any poem you choose to teach!
Check out the following links for some great novel or short story units with which you can use this interactive journal!
The Giver *BUNDLE*
Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet
Life in the Iron Mills
Kate Chopin: Short Story Bundle
Edgar Allan Poe: Short Story Bundle
Beowulf: 10-Day Unit
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