Reading Reaction Journal Writing Activity | Digital and Printable

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Charlene Tess
Grade Levels
9th - 12th, Homeschool
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This resource was so thoroughly helpful for my students to learn the expectations I had for their response journals. It goes beyond summary into analysis in a way that made sense to them.
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  1. The analysis of literature is a higher-order thinking skill that all students will be called upon to master from middle school through college in language arts classes. After reading a short story, novel, poem, or play, students will benefit from learning how to write about what they liked or dislik
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Keeping track of all the required reading in an English class can be difficult. Using this Reading Reaction Journal will help students prepare for discussions, tests, and writing assignments. This is a valuable tool for you and your students, and it is especially useful as a study aid for AP students while reading advanced literary selections.


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Students will learn to keep a reading reaction journal so they can remember and analyze what they have read. Teachers can use the journal to evaluate whether or not students are doing a close reading of assigned literary works.

This resource is both printable and digital. Instead of printing the pages and distributing them to students, you can give them a link to each page, and they can view the digital slide in their Google Drive™ and record their answers on Google Slides™. Students can submit their work to you however you wish. (Google Classroom, email, etc.)

You may post this Google Drive Resource to your own secure and password-protected class sites such as Google Classroom or something similar, if only your students have access. The purchase of this resource does not grant a commercial license and is not to be used on a for-profit website or in a for-profit course.


Using the Google Drive Resource will save you hours of time and reams of paper. Your students will learn grammar and usage the easy way.

The benefits of Google Drive Resources include:

  • Share lessons and exercises one page at a time.
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  • Students work directly in the file.
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  • No printing is required; however, if you wish to print, it will look great!
  • No lost assignments.
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  • Readiness for college.
  • Google Drive is completely free for teachers and students.

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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Cite strong and thorough textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.
Determine a theme or central idea of a text and analyze in detail its development over the course of the text, including how it emerges and is shaped and refined by specific details; provide an objective summary of the text.
Analyze how complex characters (e.g., those with multiple or conflicting motivations) develop over the course of a text, interact with other characters, and advance the plot or develop the theme.


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