Reading Response Journals should include the following:
2 brief summaries of the stories (8-10 sentences) including major events, characters, and important information about setting (place and time).
Your response to the readings (8-10 sentences) including your opinions about and reaction to the assigned chapters. This section is a place to think deeply about the book and the emotions and complex ideas it brings up for you.
2 discussion questions.
An explanation of your reading process. How did this week’s reading go for you? Discuss specific sections that made you confused or questions that you have about the text.
Point out strategies that helped you overcome challenges in your reading. Choose 2 or 3 of the following prompts to develop your ideas:
5. 5 “significant words” from this particular reading—words give meaning to the chapter, or that you have decided to learn to develop your academic vocabulary define and explain the significance of these words to you or the text.