This double-entry journal was created because I wanted students to really “think” about this story. There are no right or wrong answers when it comes to reading literature, especially a work as powerful as this one.
Page 4: This is your anchor chart and reference sheet for students. Model the double-entry journal process several times before grouping students in partners to work together discussing their thoughts & reactions before you have students do this independent.
To create journal:
Run the cover and page 4 back-to-back.
Make the fourth page into an anchor chart to reference daily through think-alouds that include your reactions along with students. We project our masters onto our Smart Boards and trace them. It is MUCH faster and looks neater!
Run enough of page 5 to match the amount of journal entries you wish your students to complete throughout this book.
I have included a simple completion rubric on page 11.