This "journal" serves as an interactive tool for students to use while reading ANY story or text. Included in this bundle are journals for both NONFICTION and FICTION COMPREHENSION STRATEGIES.
This tool has students using the following COMPREHENSION STRATEGIES with ANY book in your classroom:
Each journal also has a space with FRAYER MODELS for explicitly teaching vocabulary words from the story or text. To use the Frayer Model, students write the vocabulary word in the gray space. There are then 4 squares for the following: an illustration of the word, the definition of the word, examples of the word, and non-examples of the word. Some teachers prefer to have students write the word in a complete sentence (and eliminate one of the other options listed above).
I have used these journals with grades 1-5 as a Title I teacher. They are a wonderful tool to keep students actively engaged in the story/text and highly accountable for their learning. To make them a bit more "fun," I copied the 4 pages onto one large 12 X 18 piece of construction paper (front and back) and then folded it in half to resemble a newspaper. The students loved that format, simply because it was a bit different than usual. Of course, you can simply copy them front to back on regular copier paper and staple along the left side to also resemble a book/newspaper.
There are 4 pages for the nonfiction journal, and 4 pages for the fiction journal.