If you teach your students that reading is thinking, you'll love this print-'n-go Reading Response Journal that can be used with any book, including whole-class reading, literature circles, or independent reading novels!
Questions, journal prompts, graphic organizers, and guided writing assignments build comprehension, critical thinking, analysis, and metacognition skills, helping students think deeply about their reading and about author's craft. Best of all, a choice of writing prompts on every journal page allows this resource to be used over and over again throughout the year while keeping students engaged!
USE THIS READING JOURNAL WITH:
- Literature Circles
- Independent Reading
- Whole-Class Novel Studies
- Reading Groups
- SSR (Silent Sustained Reading)
- DEAR (Drop Everything and Read)
- Identifying Setting
- Comparing & Contrasting
- Identifying Protagonist and Antagonist
- Point of View
- Conflict & Resolution
- Static vs. Dynamic Characters
- Making Connections
- Asking Questions
- Sequencing Events
- Vocabulary Study
- Plot Diagram, including exposition, conflict, rising action, climax, falling action, resolution
THIS RESOURCE INCLUDES:
- Guidelines for students
- Model page based on Joey Pigza Swallowed a Key by Jack Gantos
- Model page based on The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
- Journal cover
- 12 journal pages
- 8 author's craft pages
- Book review activities
- Reading log for students
- Record sheet for teachers
- Grading rubrics (4-point and 10-point scales), learning objectives, and teaching tips
- Students choose between 2 or 3 prompts on every journal page.
- Definitions provided for challenging words
- Scaffolded models using a range of reading levels
- Easy-to-read fonts and non-distracting aeshetics
- Some prompts include drawing responses
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