I have used this doucment many times for grades 2-5. I have found that using this reflective journal allows students to keep track of their thoughts and connections quickly and easily. I usualy have a ton of these photocopied so students can quickly walk over to the classroom resource folder to grab a copy for any story, lesson, or subject. Students are asked to keep each of the templates they fill out to see the growth of their thought process.
The pictures and overall layout helps students who can be easily distracted or lacks organization.
There are two journal templates (one is a modified version of the other). Enjoy.