Need a way to hold students accountable for their independent reading? Whether you're using literature circles, a book club format, or some other type of independent reading program, these reader response journal prompts will keep students engaged while allowing them an avenue to share what they are comprehending from their books.
The twenty prompts in these reading response journals are geared toward a variety of types of novels. You'll find prompts that will work with fiction as well as some that would be equally appropriate for nonfiction.
With purchase, you will receive:
- Suggested use
- Grading guidance
- 20 engaging prompts with a built-in and concise rubric
Journal topics range from thematic concepts to personal responses and from social-media to reading strategies.
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These prompts are appropriate for junior high or high school students. I space them out throughout the course of the year, using 2 or 3 each month, to track students' reading pace and comprehension.
***This lesson is available as part of a larger independent reading bundle
You may also be interested in these fiction and nonfiction discussion task cards for independent reading
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