Students write down phrases or sentences from their assigned reading and then write their own reaction to that passage. The following example is from a double-entry journal on Huckleberry Finn. Students can share their responses with the class or literature discussion group.
This reader might later decide to write a paper on domestic abuse issues in Huckleberry Finn, or on Twain's use of figurative language, and she will already have some examples and evidence to support a thesis.
A completed example KB Background The Double-Entry Journal strategy enables students to record their responses to text as they read.
He then looked up the word in the dictionary, recorded a definition on the right, and used the word in a sentence of his own. Explain how readers often make connections to a story to help them better understand the text.
Many abuse victims cover for their abusers.