Lit. Strategy #12
Double-Entry Journals - Cora Jaeger
- Grades 3-5
- Grades 6-8
- Content areas
What is a Double-Entry Journal?
- Consists of a reading log with pages divided into two columns
- Each column is devoted to different information
- Left column - from the text
- Right column - from the student
- Reflection may relate to prior knowledge, be a question, a prediction, or a connection to elsewhere in the text
When to use it!
- They're a break from regular reading logs
- Make sure your students are "getting it"
- "Predictions"/"What Really Happened"
- Right column is gold for students and teachers
Why use it?
Connections to Common Core State Standards
RL.3.6 – Distinguish their own point of view from that of the narrator or those of the characters.
RI.3.3 – Describe the relationship between a series of historical events, scientific ideas or concepts, or steps in technical procedures in a text, using language that pertains to time, sequence, and cause/effect.
RL.6.1 – Cite textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.
RST.6-8.1 – Cite specific textual evidence to support analysis of science and technical texts