Journal Prompts for any Novel | Reading Response Journal

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4th - 7th, Homeschool
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  1. Are you tired of the same book projects and journal prompts? This Reading Response bundle can be used for any novel with your upper elementary and middle school students. It includes a wide variety of reading responses for fiction and nonfiction books including journal prompts, presentations, proj
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Creative JOURNAL PROMPTS for any novel will have your upper elementary and middle school students thinking deeply about what they're reading. Use these in place of a weekly reading log! 40 questions allow for meaningful and insightful discussion or writing while they focus on important READING SKILLS.

You can use this product for fiction and nonfiction books that students read in:

  • literature circles
  • book clubs
  • small groups
  • whole-class
  • independent reading

My students wrote in their reading journals weekly and I collected some journals each day. It allowed for great conversations with them! I knew what my students were reading and how well they understood their independent reading book and if they understand the reading comprehension skill. WIN-WIN!

Included are:

  • Making an inference
  • Cause and effect
  • Text to text connections
  • Text to self connections
  • Making predictions
  • Vocabulary in context
  • Sequence of events
  • Author's craft
  • Plot
  • Characterization
  • Setting
  • Conflict and resolution
  • Theme

Just print and go! Print out the cards on card stock and laminate them so that students can use them in book groups. Or, have students tape the journal prompts to the inside cover of their reading or writing journal.

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12 pages
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Read closely to determine what the text says explicitly and to make logical inferences from it; cite specific textual evidence when writing or speaking to support conclusions drawn from the text.
Determine central ideas or themes of a text and analyze their development; summarize the key supporting details and ideas.
Analyze how and why individuals, events, and ideas develop and interact over the course of a text.


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