I have always struggled with having students journal about their reading. Too much structure and the student suffocates... too little structure and the student just rambles. After trying out multiple styles, I have finally created my own using the elements of universal design. If students need more support, I have included reference sheets for identifying different structures and genres. I plan on laminating those. I threw in graphic organizers and thinking maps for those who think visually. For the most advanced, there is just blank paper on the backsides and they would just use the provided tools as a checklist to make sure they have it all.
Also, I designed this product for me.... Some classes of mine do great with journals and some need a new blank paper handed out every day. I designed this "journal" so it can also stand alone as a individual worksheet on the days reading. If you get unlimited copies, photocopy and bind like a journal. If you get a budget, order notebook and put the templates on the overhead for students to use. In fact, if you want to make it into anchor charts and use blank notebooks, more power to you.
There is such a variety within our field - from varied classrooms, to varied students to varied budget and expectations from admin. This "journal" should definetely help duied your students to reflect more wisely on their readings.
Now, included pages with highlighted text, just to give you, and myself, some directions and reminders when I am standing at the copy machine.
And included the icons of depth and complexity because GIFTED LEARNING SHOULD BE AVAILABLE for ALL!