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Reading Response Journal: Grades 2 & 3

Grade Levels
2nd - 3rd
Formats Included
  • Zip
84 pages
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This reading response journal will be a great addition to be used in your 2nd and 3rd grade classroom. It can be used with any fiction book, and includes a large variety of reading response worksheets, reading logs, and writing prompts. This response journal is perfect for students to work on as they keep track of what they read. It is a great companion for novel studies, literature circles, or even whole class or independent reading time. You can create a reading response journal that is custom to the needs of your class, or you can print off pages individually to use.

This resource includes:
•Journal cover page (for student packet)
•Reading logs (multiple different varieties, including both monthly and weekly options with both boy and girl clipart)

Reading response worksheets
→Pre-reading questions
→Answering questions (who, what, where, when, why, how)
→Changing the title
→Chapter notes
→Daily reading notes
→Story elements
→Making predictions
→Interview with a character
→Comparing characters
→Making connections (text-to-text, text-to-world, text-to-self)
→“LOL Moments” (keeping track of funny scenes as you read)
→“OMG Moments” (keeping track of the surprising scenes as you read)
→“Hmm Moments” (keeping track of questions as you read)
→Scene sketching
→Plot timeline
→Learning new vocabulary
→Problem and Solution
→Author’s purpose
→Character’s response
→Point of view
→Main idea and supporting details (events)
→Finding the evidence (Finding evidence in the text for setting, main character, problem, solution, and message)
→Book review

Write about Reading prompts
→Character diary
→The Character Like Me
→Lessons Learned
→Letter to a character
→Writing a new ending
→Summarizing the story
→Writing about the characters
→Writing about events
→Writing about favorites
→Writing about the story’s lesson
→Writing about the problem and solution
→Writing about quotes in the story
→Writing about the setting

Related Resources:
Reading Response Journal: Grades 4 & 5

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Total Pages
84 pages
Answer Key
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Teaching Duration
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas and information clearly.
Write informative/explanatory texts in which they introduce a topic, use facts and definitions to develop points, and provide a concluding statement or section.
Refer to parts of stories, dramas, and poems when writing or speaking about a text, using terms such as chapter, scene, and stanza; describe how each successive part builds on earlier sections.
Describe characters in a story (e.g., their traits, motivations, or feelings) and explain how their actions contribute to the sequence of events.
Ask and answer questions to demonstrate understanding of a text, referring explicitly to the text as the basis for the answers.


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