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Reader's Response Journal for Independent Reading or Reader's Workshop

Reader's Response Journal for Independent Reading or Reader's Workshop
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I used these sheets to create response journals for students to complete before, during or after reading a text. I also included the reading strategy anchor charts that I post around the room as I teach each strategy in depth. I would make copies of the strategy charts and 5-10 double sided copies of the response sheets and created a complete journal (bound with a binding comb so it would last) roughly with what I thought the students would need throughout the year. This saved me lots of time and frustration. I would place them in the order of the way I would teach them so that it was easy for the students to mange the journal. The anchor sheets I would copy onto different colored sheets to serve as dividers between the strategies. I also included blank writing sheets and complete blank sheets at the end just in case.
According to the students levels I would assign different responses that would correlate with the goal they had. For example, if the goal was to determine the author's message I would have the students complete the synthesizing sheet. On the top they would write what the character learned then how they can relate to that lesson and at the bottom they would put it together to form the message. "In Chester's Way, Kevin Henkes wanted us to learn to not judge a book by its cover. In the text Chester and Wilson thought Lilly was odd and didn't want to be her friend. I learned that being different is not a bad thing." The top box would have an example of this. "Lilly wore silly disguises and the boys did not want to be her friend." In the prior knowledge part they might write. "Sometimes I don't want to try new foods because it looks like it might taste yucky."
Check out my store for example of goals I have for each reading level A-V. These really helped my students with becoming independent and learn to be more metacognitive with their texts.
Reading with Meaning by Debbie Miller explains some of these strategies and responses in more detail. Another great source is Thinking Maps.

Happy Teaching!

I will try to upload some samples of student work very soon. If you have any further questions please let me know.
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