Keeping a Reader's Journal

A reader's journal can help pupils comprehend, connect to, and remember a text. Have them follow the prompts here to write journal entries for any literary text.

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Instructional Ideas

  • Create a packet full of the template pages for students when you first start with journaling, and then gradually move toward paragraph responses that learners write with fewer supports
Classroom Considerations

  • This appears to have been created to accompany an independent reading assignment, but could be used with any text
Pros

  • Comes with a page that describes what a reader's journal should include as well as template pages that you can use to support learners more fully
Cons

  • None