Reading Response Journal
In second grade we require 15-20 minutes of reading each night. That is one-hour minimum each week. Each time your child reads they are to make an entry into their reading journal. The entry should look like this:
* Name of book (printed correctly and with correct punctuation)
* Name of author * Date read
* Genre of book * Time in minutes spent reading
* Rating of the book (C for too hard or challenging, JR for just right, and
E for too easy).
* Then they write one sentence about what they read.
They will be assigned one or two of the following questions each week to answer in complete sentences in their journal. They should learn to use some of the words from the question in their answer. For example: Who are the main characters? The main characters are John and Sue. They may do all their reading from one book or make multiple selections. The goal is to be reading and understanding just right books.
1. What is the setting of the story? Write a sentence describing the setting.
2. What are some things that helped you know what the setting is?
3. Who are the main characters in the story? Which one is most like you? Why?
4. Write two sentences describing the main character.
5. Write one or two sentences describing the problem in the story.
6. Write one or two sentences telling how the problem was solved.
7. What lesson did you learn from the author by reading this story?
8. Write down the three hardest words to read in this book. Copy the sentence from the book that has the hardest word.
9. Would you recommend this book to another student in your class? Why or why not?
10. List three new things you learned from reading this book.
11. What is your favorite part of the book? Why?