The Martian Chronicles: Double-Entry Journals

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Teach learners to reflect on their reading with a lesson about double-entry journals. As they read Ray Bradbury's The Martian Chronicles, class members note interesting passages from the text on the left side of their page, and jot down their feelings and thoughts about what they have read on the right side.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Use with any part of the book, or any other in-class reading
  • Project the graphic organizer onto the whiteboard to model the double-journal process
  • Have readers choose one quote from their nightly assignment to share with the class or small literature groups
Classroom Considerations

  • Doesn't provide much guidance beyond adding thoughts about the quotation
  • Though the lesson is designed for The Martian Chronicles, the worksheet has no title, making it useful for other books and stories

  • A good way to encourage readers to use textual evidence and support
  • Versatile for any reading assignment in your language arts class, as well as for social studies or science

  • None
Common Core