I am a HUGE advocate of allowing my students plenty of time to have their eyes on the text. Research supports the notion that the more students read, the better readers they will become. This reading response journal gives students an opportunity to journal about their reading in fiction and nonfiction texts, as well as track new vocabulary.
Journal prompt questions align with English Language Arts Common Core standards for grades 3-5. These questions are rigorous and require student effort.
>> Teacher expectations will vary. <<
I have my students complete 4 Fiction/Nonfiction responses every 2 weeks during their independent reading time in addition to our Guided Reading lessons. Students are also expected to select 1 vocabulary word each week to focus on.
Assembly is also as easy as 1, 2, 3!
1. Print the attached pages.
2. Have your students cut along the border and remove all shaded areas of the tab.
3. Glue pages throughout notebook, leaving 30-50 pages between each section.
I am confident this resource will TRANSFORM your independent reading time! It is completely independent for your students; it is easy prep work for you as the teacher (prompts last all year); and it continually reviews reading strategies your students have learned all year long.