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Literature Response Journal Collection Resources

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Required components:

* 1 (3 paragraph) LRJ from a Fiction/Literature text

 * 1 (3 paragraph) LRJ from a Non Fiction / Informational text

*1 (2 total words) Vocabulary Assignment (required details in the printable chart below: students can use this chart or create their own)

     LRJ Additional Resources:

 While you are working on developing your critical reader's voice through your LRJ writing, please use the following

Sentence Leads and Transitional Phrases to help your thoughts FLOW FLUENTLY.

Be sure to avoid "REALLY BAD WORDS!"

 

for a Proficient look at the key elements required in a 
Literature Response Journal entry.

 

 

Additional Ideas for LRJ Connections:

Comparison of story characteristics from 2 examples of the same genre

Comparison of writing techniques across 2 authors or yourself

Comparison of literary features across genres

Comparison of character change with your own life experiences

Comparison of a story's moral with one's own life

Comparing two examples of text features and their effectiveness/purpose

Comparing patterns from multiple works of the same author

Comparing patterns from multiple stories within the same series

Analyzing an author's purpose for writing against writing strategies learned in school.

Predicting plot based on your own life experiences

 

 Click here for the LRJ Scoring Rubric!

 

VOCABULARY ASSIGNMENT:  Click here for a printable template

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Novel Studies: Literature Circle Resources:

Click here for printable copies of Literature Circle Role Sheets

 

* This is the general rotation order of Literature Circle Role Sheet Jobs, but note that not all groups are large enough to have each of the jobs.  

This will help if you're absent and not sure which job you missed.

 

 GROUPS of 4 Students: 1) Discussion Director 2) Summarizer 3) Vocabulary Enricher 4) Character Captain

GROUPS of 5 Students: 1) Discussion Director 2) Summarizer 3) Vocabulary Enricher 4) Connector or Scene Setter 5) Character Captain

GROUPS of 6 Students: 1) Discussion Director 2) Summarizer 3) Vocabulary Enricher 4) Connector 5)  Scene Setter 6) Character Captain

GROUPS of 7 Students: 1) Discussion Director 2) Summarizer 3) Vocabulary Enricher 4) Connector 5) Illustrator 6) Scene Setter 7) Character Captain

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