I love reading what kids have to share about their reading! Every week, students have to turn in their journals. Five students each day, so I don't end up with 29 all at once to get back to them! Recently, I went to an amazing conference with Mary Ehrenworth...so great! She inspired me to add creativity to our Reading Response Journals. I showed my students some examples. They searched for ideas and we brainstormed them. Here is the awesome-ness that was found-
Problem and Solutions
Character Descriptions...Look closely...he made new words from each of the two descriptive words.
Pictures and descriptions of bad guys or memorable characters
Coded post it notes
A story map
She made a symbol for combining the parts of the book.
This guy drew a picture and then bottom sketches are symbols he made up that would represent each of the characters.
Comparing two books in a series
Comparing two books with similar ideas.
Then we had a gallery showing and shared our work with our friends.
So fun and it put more life and energy into writing about reading!