Reading Response Journals

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1st - 3rd, Homeschool
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Reading Response Journals for Picture Books, Chapter Books, Nonfiction Text, and for Comparing and Contrasting assignments. Assign the Reading Log that matches what your students are reading!

Perfect Resource to send home during school breaks!

Send a few sheets home with each student over the summer, and have them bring it back all filled for a Back to School treat! This is a great incentive to keep your students reading and for preventing the infamous "Summer Slip"!

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Assign Reading Journals for homework, use them as a Literacy Center, and use them with your Listening Center!

Updated 6/16/16

This packet includes 3 Files that allow you to differentiate the format of the Reading Journals. The content of the files is the same, but the layout of the pages is different:

File 1 - Bigger illustration space, fewer lines to write. Handwriting-type lines. 14 pages.

File 2 - Smaller illustration space, more lines to write. Handwriting-type lines. 14 pages.

File 3 - No clip art, regular lines. 14 pages.

Contents of Each File:

• Pages 3 – A suggestion for Best Results

• Page 4 – Send Home Letter

• Pages 5, 6 – Picture Books Journal

• Pages 7, 8 – Chapter Books Journal (character/prediction/setting/problem/solution)

• Pages 9, 10 – Chapter Books Journal (beginning/middle/end/after end)

• Pages 11,12 – Nonfiction Text Journal

• Pages 13, 14 – Compare and Contrast (Venn Diagram)

• Pages 15, 16 – Compare and Contrast (T-Chart)


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*Editable Library Labels

Organize your classroom library with these practical, editable labels. They come in 3 colors, 2 sizes, and are super easy to work with. They fit a variety of bin sizes.

*Editable Newsletter Templates

Communicate consistently with parents using these editable templates. They are easy to use, and are not over-the-top with clip art.

*Editable Substitute Binder with Lesson Plans - Polkadot

Be professional and prepared from day one! This resource includes all the forms you need, plus Reading and Writing lesson plans!

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Use for year long Reading Homework and/or in the classroom. Students read and write about all genres.

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Packet for the 1st week of school! Includes activities that encourage quiet work, and others that promote interaction.


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56 pages
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Describe characters, settings, and major events in a story, using key details.
Use illustrations and details in a story to describe its characters, setting, or events.
Compare and contrast the adventures and experiences of characters in stories.
Identify the main topic and retell key details of a text.
Identify the main topic of a multiparagraph text as well as the focus of specific paragraphs within the text.


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