Use this product to create students' reading response journals! Cover for journals is included, as well as unit for teaching making connections. Suggested book list for big idea "Be True to Yourself" or create your own big idea! Also included is making connection printables, as well as photos of how to teach this reading strategy to your students with colour-coded sentence prompts and success criteria. Descriptive feedback template is also provided for you to conference with students throughout unit. Making connections reference sheet can be glued inside reading response journal for students to refer to. Please don't forget to rate my product so I can continue to improve and add more! If you love making connections, I will be adding a new product to go with reading response journals for each of the major reading strategies.