Students need to interact with the text while they are reading! And sometimes, their annotations in the margins of their book don't cut it.
Push students to analyze quotations and passages of text with this dialectical journal for "Lord of the Flies." The front page gives students a key for how to use the journal:
On the left side, students will record the quote or passage that stood out to them or that you assign. On the right side, students will record their thoughts and reactions to the text.
Included on the front page is a "code key" so students can practice metacognitive skills and label their responses to the text. This also helps me quickly identify if any student needs help with any of the skills (making connections, questioning the text, predicting, etc).
The second page is the chart for students to record the text excerpt and their responses to the text.
I usually will print out multiple copies of page 2 so students can add pages to their journal. You can either have students staple the pages together or hole punch the pages and keep them all in a folder or binder.