Literature Journals/Reading Logs
Purpose:  To write reactions and opinions about books they are reading.

Rationale:  By engaging in this process students become reflective readers.  It also aids in comprehension.

    1.  Make logs, staple the paper back together.
    2.  Write name of book on a page, name of chapter and chapter number.
    3.  Write reflections on the chapter.  Relate book to won lives or other literature.
    4.  Monitor entries.  Check to make sure they are completed.  Comment on reflections.

Strengths:  Students learn to reflect on their own reading, asking questions and making comments.

Weaknesses:  Time consuming to write in each journal.

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