Thursday, May 25, 2017

Summer Reading Journals | Read and Response

Summer Reading Journals Questions and Writing Prompts | Ideas for 2017 Summer Reading Journals

2017 Summer Reading Program Ideas, fun free help with
encouraging you child to read books this summer. Over summer, we have a perfect opportunity to enjoy books with our children and as a family. With any summer reading program, we want to create a love for reading. Additionally, we highly recommend using effective reading strategies like journaling with your child so children can truly engage in the books they are reading, but this is not required. As some of my examples of prompts and questions below are a starting point when using a reading journal, Students and adults should keep a journal handy while reading. Annotating text with sticky notes, or you could even read with your child using a tape recorder for asking questions and rehearsing favorite passages.

At all times, we want to boost students’ passion for reading which is why we like them to choose their own titles based on interest and ability. If they happen to struggle with a particular book, there is nothing wrong with selecting another.

Take a magical journey this summer in a book. 

  1. Can you summarize the main ideas and themes of the story in a two-word title? Can you write a 7 word summary for the story?
  2. What are the character traits of your favorite and least favorite character? Why and why not? 
  3. Would you have reacted differently, to the protagonist or antagonist? Why or why not? 
  4. Do the characters remind you of anyone you know? 
  5. Does the setting remind you of anywhere you know? 
  6. Can you compare and contrast two characters and their similarities/differences? 
  7. What do you like and dislike regarding the plot elements of the story? 
  8. Have you seen or read similar plot elements in films or stories? 
  9. Would you tell a friend about this book, would your opinion be positive or negative? 
  10. Look up and define three unknown or interesting words from the book. 
  11. What would you ask the author of the book if they were visiting you for dinner? 
  12. Did you have pictures in your mind while reading, what feelings do the images remind you of? 
  13. Could the characters be real in this work of fiction? What are the character traits that make this fictional person real?
  14. How did the author hook you when reading? Was it the author's use of compelling dialogue, out of this world settings, perplexing mystery,  being dropped into the middle of the action, riveting narrative, or intriguing characters. 
  15. Write a letter to the Hero and Villian of the story and give each of them advice on how to be a better Hero and Villian in their story. Include a greeting and a salutation.
  16. What lesson or moral have you learned by reading this book? 
  17. If you could, which character would you spend the day with? What character would it be and what would you spend the day doing?
  18. If you could, which character would you want to be? Why? What character would it be and what would you spend the day doing?
  19. Would you change anything about the story? Why or why not? 
  20. Write a detailed diary entry after the climax as the protagonist and antagonist. 
  21. What did you feel when reading this book? 
  22. Draw a future scene from the book using inferential text clues. 
  23. Draw a timeline of the key events. 
  24. Summarize one moment in the rising action, climax, falling action, or resolution of this book.
  25. What is your favorite and least favorite dialogue that was used in the text? Why?
  26. Why do the characters remind you of yourself, a family member, or a friend? 
  27. How would you have reacted to the conflicts in the story vs. how the main character reacted? Describe why you would have done things differently. 
  28. Compare and contrast the dialogue of the main characters that is critical to the plot. How does the author use dialogue to develop that character's mood, feelings, attitudes, thoughts, viewpoints, biases, and perspectives? 
  29. Examine and analyze the protagonist and antagonist motivations in the story, going beyond the hero and the villain, look for 5 important similarities and differences in the character's mood, feelings, attitudes, thoughts, viewpoints, biases, and perspectives. 
  30. Describe the setting using emotional words. What is the mood of the setting? Joyful, safe, scary, depressing, happy Anxious helpless, 
  31. Does the author's use of certain words create a certain mood or tone?
  32. Does the mood of the stories setting remind you of anywhere you are familiar with? 
  33. Describe the rising action (plot twist/turning point) and the climax using text evidence. What was a surprise? Why or why not?
  34. What do you like best and least concerning the main characters? Why or why not?
  35. Do the characters in the story remind you of characters in other books you have read?  Describe the similarities. 
  36. Would you like to see the book made into a movie or a video game? Why or why not? Describe a movie trailer you would produce to get people to read the book. 
  37. Look up, define, and act out 5 unknown words from 5 sentences of the story that you struggled with. Act out the 5 unknown words using pantomime. 
  38. If you could ask the protagonist and antagonist one question, what questions would you ask? Why would you want to know the answer to these questions? 
  39. Why do you think the author wrote this story? 
  40. What did the author write to "hook" you on the first few pages? Use text evidence to explain. 
  41. What "imagery words" does the author use to create pictures in your mind? What words does the author use to creat rich setings? Use text evidence to explain. 
  42. What human characteristics did you find interesting or strange in this story, what human traits did you notice that did not notice before reading this story? Use personal experience and text evidence to explain. 
  43. Are the Villians and the Heros Phoney? Why or why not?
  44. Write a letter to the protagonist's mom, giving her advice on the secrets to raising a well-behaved child. Include a greeting and a salutation. 
  45. If you could be friends with any of the characters, why would you choose them as friends?  
  46. Are there any parts of the book that made you change your mind about your own attitudes? Would you be a better person if your attitudes were more like some of the characters? Please explain. 
  47. How did the characters make you feel while reading this book? Why did the characters make you feel this way?
  48. How did the author create emotional characters that make you feel real emotions? Explain your thinking about the dialogue, character descriptions, and the mood of the settings. 
  49. Pretend you are the antagonist in the story. Write a back story why the character turned into the villain, explaining what has happened to you to make bad and how you feel about it. 
  50. Illustrate the setting from the exposition, the climaxa, and the resolution or obligatory scene.  Use a caption to summarize the illustration. 
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