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Reading Response Journals (RRJs) Made Easy!

Grade Levels
2nd - 6th
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40 pages
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*Updated 9/3/13- A new 2-page PDF has been added with an alternate reading log and instruction sheet to have students respond to CCSS inspired questions about their text.*

This 40+page pack (plus a Powerpoint file with a few editable pages) has everything you need to add Reading Response Journals (RRJs) to your classroom.

You will receive:

*pictures and directions on how to set up and use RRJs in your classroom
*printable RRJ covers in color and BW
*quick parent note asking for craft supplies if you want students to make their own covers
*2 reading logs to choose from (1 copy of each is editable in Powerpoint)
*reminders page with genres (1 copy editable in PPT)
*student comprehension work pages in primary and intermediate lines for summary, visualize, text-to-self, predicting, inferring, text-to-world, text-to-text, character traits, and questioning and 1 blank copy to customize in PPT)

RRJs are an excellent way to help your students become better writers while holding them accountable for their reading and comprehension.

You can check out how I use them on my blog at: http://bainbridgeclass.blogspot.com/2012/09/what-heck-is-rrj.html.

Download the preview for a closer peek!

This pack is perfect for 2 grade readers and up. However, as a former 1st grade teacher, I do believe that my first graders could have benefited from using an RRJ. It would have taken lots of patience and guidance, but mid-year firsties would love to write about their reading!

Would you like to implement this in multiple classrooms? Please purchase per user licenses at checkout! After you purchase the initial pack, each additional license is just $2.50.

Happy RRJing!
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