This is a Literature Response Log for More Stories Julian Tells by Ann Cameron
I use the literature log with small groups who are homogeneously grouped by reading level or interest. The literature log is a way for students to discuss and respond in writing to each chapter of the book as they read. This literature log is focused on general comprehension of the text. I also included questions to help them visualize the story events, and to begin to understand subtext.
I always have the students read from the actual book. I vary the reading between students reading aloud in turn around the table, choral reading, and silent reading. In my classroom, a teacher is present to facilitate the discussion of each day’s question, and to check for understanding. Through these questions I focus on students writing in complete sentences, rephrasing the question into their answer, and writing with correct spelling, grammar, and punctuation.
The answers for this literature log vary based on predictions and the students understanding. Of course, some questions do have “right” answers, as some are based directly on the text.
Key Words: Literature log, reading group, small group literacy, Ann Cameron, More Stories Julian Tells, reading response, Bloom’s taxonomy, writing in complete sentences, Laura Donner
This work by Laura Donner
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