FOR ANY BOOK: Reading Response Journal, Respond to Reading, Lit Circle Packet

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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
  • Read-Alouds
  • SSR (Silent Sustained Reading)
  • DEAR (Drop Everything and Read)

SKILLS COVERED:

  • Pre-reading
  • Summarizing
  • Predicting
  • Inferring
  • Identifying Setting
  • Comparing & Contrasting
  • Identifying Protagonist and Antagonist
  • Characterization
  • Symbolism
  • Point of View
  • Conflict & Resolution
  • Theme
  • Static vs. Dynamic Characters
  • Tone
  • Making Connections
  • Asking Questions
  • Sequencing Events
  • Visualizing
  • 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

DIFFERENTIATION:

  • 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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Total Pages
36 pages
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Acquire and use accurately a range of general academic and domain-specific words and phrases sufficient for reading, writing, speaking, and listening at the college and career readiness level; demonstrate independence in gathering vocabulary knowledge when encountering an unknown term important to comprehension or expression.
Demonstrate understanding of figurative language, word relationships, and nuances in word meanings.
Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words and phrases by using context clues, analyzing meaningful word parts, and consulting general and specialized reference materials, as appropriate.
Apply knowledge of language to understand how language functions in different contexts, to make effective choices for meaning or style, and to comprehend more fully when reading or listening.
Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing.

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