Read Write Share Journal - I often give my students this activity to complete when I ask them to read one or more chapters of a novel independently at their seats. I find that it helps to keep them focused and makes them responsible for their reading. The students then bring this journal page, along with their novel when they join me for their small reading group time. It allows the students to share what they read, including connections they made, as well as anything that confused them.
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