I love doing reading response journals with my Kindergarten class. The Rainbow Fish journal is for the beginning of the year. I have tried to keep the tasks simple (draw a response). I usually choose 2-3 pages for the journal (not all 5). At the beginning of the year, their attention spans are so short, and I don’t want to overwhelm them with too many pages. I hope you enjoy this unit, and it helps get your year off to a smooth start!
I copy the cover and the pages I choose and staple them into a packet.
*Cover to journal
*Characters (draw a character from the book)
*Setting (draw the setting of the book)
*Favorite part of the story
*Write a word to describe the Rainbow Fish
*Text to Self Connection (what can you share)