This document is the perfect handout for student reading journals with options for 8 fiction prompts and 4 non-fiction prompts that relate to adolescent interests and the Common Core Standards for Literary and Informational Text! Can be used for individual student work or in cooperative Literature Circles.
Response Options include:
1. They’ve got issues!
2. Growing up is hard to do
3. Character report card
4. Instant replay!
5. Life’s ups and downs
6. Star book review
7. Book trailer
8. Movie sound track
1. KWL Plus! Perfect for non-fiction science books and non-fiction history books!
2. Top 10 list Useful for any non-fiction book!
3. Feature news story: Great for non-fiction history or historic fiction novels
4. Fact or Fiction? Perfect for historic fiction novels based on real events
Common Core Anchor Standards
Reading Fiction and Informational Text
1. Read closely to determine what the text says explicitly and to make logical inferences from it; cite specific textual evidence when writing or speaking to support conclusions drawn from the text.
2. Determine central ideas or themes of a text and analyze their development; summarize the key supporting details and ideas.
3. Analyze how and why individuals, events, and ideas develop and interact over the course of a text.
10. Read and comprehend complex literary and informational texts independently and proficiently.
4. Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.
9. Draw evidence from literary or informational texts to support analysis, reflection, and research.
10. Write routinely over extended time frames (time for research, reflection, and revision) and shorter time frames (a single sitting or a day or two) for a range of tasks, purposes, and audiences.