Reader’s Journal

As you read a story or novel, have your class members put together and fill out a journal. They will have the chance to illustrate a cover page, draw and write about various topics, respond to a focus questions, and draft a paragraph.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Plan the study of a text around the materials in this packet
  • Put together the packet for your class
Classroom Considerations

  • Unless your class is working on reading Junior Great Books, you may want to omit or adapt the last two pages in the packet
  • Note that one page requires a focus question that you will need to provide
Pros

  • The pages of this packet are nicely formatted and provide enough space for kids to write complete responses or draw if they choose
Cons

  • None