Do you want your students to write in an engaged way about what they are reading? Are you frustrated with vague responses to their reading?
Here's the handout for you! This activity separates the reading response into 2 writing activities: summary and personal thoughts. It also provides suggested writing topics for the personal thoughts section to help guide students into engaging with what they've read and writing about it in a meaningful way.
It also prevents you from having to lug home heavy class sets of journal notebooks when it's time to grade them!