Ramona the Pest by Beverly Cleary is one of my all time favorite Read Aloud books. I read it every year to my 2nd graders. The students use the response journal to reflect on each chapter. Responding to the literature in the journal allows the students to make connections to the book making it meaningful for them. This journal's simple format allows the children a place to draw a picture or record their thoughts about Ramona and their own life.