I teach the higher third grade readers and I needed a way to challenge them, but also continue to practice the different reading strategies. So I put this weekly reading journal together. I give it to my students every Friday and they have to use the book they have been reading for the week to fill in the next blank entry.
I have seen great improvement in my students reading scores after completing these journal entries. The journal includes entries on:
* Character Traits
* Comparing two characters
* Asking questions (and telling if they are literal or inferential)
* Making connections (2 personal and 1 text-to-text)
* Letter writing