READER'S NOTEBOOK: I love the idea of a reader's notebook--they are powerful tools for critical thinking as students read. But I also know that I am often pressed for time and, therefore, can't devote much of it to the cutting and pasting of interactive journals--as fun as that might be!
So, I created this notebook. It is one that can take the students beyond chapter questions and allow them to explore their own questions, thoughts and theories about the texts they read. It requires them to be more independent as they explore the author's ideas and purpose in writing.
This reader's notebook could be use with any text--even your class novels--and includes pages that focus on:
--the students' reading choices
--development of character and theme
--use of language
--author purpose and technique
--mentor sentences in the novel
--questions that both the author and reader ask
--questions that the reader will pose in a small group discussion
--pages for novel-doodles
Students will not only identify the elements of the novel and the language used, but analyze why the author makes the choices s/he does.
In the zip file, you will find:
--journal size pages
--8.5 x 11 pages that can be used in a binder
--tabs for printing
--editable blank templates in case you'd like to add something
--instructions for putting the journals together
--options for covers
--an editable rubric
This product is now available in DIGITAL FORMAT.
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You can also purchase this item in my Independent Reading Bundle, Reader's Workshop Bundle
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