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Reader's Response Journal

Reader's Response Journal
Reader's Response Journal
Reader's Response Journal
Reader's Response Journal
Product Description
This Reader’s Response Journal is exactly what a busy teacher needs to keep students accountable and engaged with their reading.

This reading journal, which can be used with ANY STORY, can be print-and-go or folded into a convenient, portable booklet (no cutting or gluing required!) for students to use while reading. The 35 questions/prompts, which can be mixed and matched for endless combinations, will help students read closely and think critically. Additionally, students will practice summarizing text and answering open-ended literary analysis questions, two skills essential for middle school and state standardized testing.

Because these prompts can be mixed and matched, the possibilities for using this product is endless! Create a different journal each time and differentiate as needed. There is no doubt you will be able to use the product for many years to come.


This 60-page product includes:

• Teacher instructions for use and assembly of the booklet (with pictures!)

• Instructions for differentiating the booklets

• Booklet cover page in both color and BW for easy printing

• Glossary of terms found in the writing prompts

• Thirty five (35) journal pages with questions/prompts that address the following skills:

→ Summarizing

→ Plot Structure

→ Conflict

→ Characters (round v. flat; antagonist v. protagonist)

→ Setting

→ Mood

→ Point of View

→ Theme

→ Reflections/Connections

• Grading Rubric (full page or Post-It printing (directions included!!))

• One (1) blank journal page for you to hand write or cut and paste a typed question of your choice


This journal is perfect for:

★ independent reading

★ reader’s workshop

★ whole-class shared reading

★ literature circles


This product is part of:

The Reading Comprehension Power Pack

The Reading Bundle


Like these? Then you may want to check out:

Reading Response Task Cards - Fiction

Reading Response Task Cards - Nonfiction


Total Pages
60 pages
Answer Key
Rubric only
Teaching Duration
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