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Reader Response Journal or Notes

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    With any form of reading, fiction or non-fiction, it's important that you think critically about what you're reading.  There are lots of ways to demonstrate that you're thinking critically about a text, from writing in the book itself to journaling about its contents to taking notes.

    In this unit, we'll explore several different ways to interact with a text, so be thinking about these options as you read this week's assignment.  

    Below you'll find six different notetaking and journaling templates.  Explore all six and think about which ones would be most interesting to use with your book.  You'll use a different option each week for the next four weeks.  Your options are:

    • Interactive Notes
    • Double Entry Journal Notes
    • Cause and Effect Notes
    • Summary Notes
    • Reader Response Journal
    • Episodic Notes (requires access to a scanner or digital camera since drawings are hand-written)

    Templates for all the notes formats can be found attached below.

    Decide on which notetaking or journaling option you'd like to do this week and complete it.  You'll submit your notes/journal for assignment 7.12 linked here.

    Each set of notes or journal entry will be worth 50 points.  Those notes will be graded based on their attention to detail and thoroughness.  Your notes or journal should prove to your teacher that you've both read this section of the book AND thought critically about it.