8A: Outside Reading Novel Two—Assignments it-reader Response Journal 30 points



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8A: Outside Reading Novel Two—Assignments
IT-Reader Response Journal

30 points

Please follow the directions below to complete your first journal entry successfully.


1. Journaling (20 points)
Think about the theme: tolerance. Think about why you picked up this book. Write a short paragraph describing what drew you to this book and what you hope to learn from reading it.
2. Vocabulary (10 points)

  • As you read your novel, please highlight or circle the words that you encounter which you struggle to understand.

  • List those words in your journal (no less than 5 per 10-12 pages).

  • Write the sentence you found the word in, along with the page number. 

  • Look up the definition of the word using an online dictionary and record the definition in your own words. Do NOT copy the definition. You might try to illustrate the definition if that helps.


ESS-Reader Response Journal

30 points

Please follow the directions below to complete your second journal entry successfully.


1. Journaling (20 points)

During this lesson, you studied literary devices and applied them to the short story by Ambrose Bierce. Now, let's apply this new knowledge to the novel you are reading.

Write a 3-paragraph summary of the pages you read prior to this lesson. In this summary, try to answer the following questions:


  • Who did what?

  • Where and how did the event(s) take place?

  • What caused the action?

  • What was the consequence of the action?

  • What changes occurred between the beginning and the end of the passage you read?

  • What are the crucial moments? Why are they crucial?

  • What is the sequence of events?

2. Vocabulary (10 points)



  • As you read your novel, please highlight or circle the words that you encounter which you struggle to understand.

  • List those words in your journal (no less than 5 per 10-12 pages).

  • Write the sentence you found the word in along with the page number.

  • Look up the definition of the word using an online dictionary and record the definition in your own words. Do NOT copy the definition. You might try to illustrate the definition if that helps.


ETS-Reader Response Journal 

30 points

Please follow the directions below to complete your journal entry successfully.

1. Journaling (20 points)

During this lesson, you reviewed reading strategies that effective readers use and read biographies of female scientists. You also viewed the documentary "An Inconvenient Truth" and researched both the criticism and acclaim of this movie. Now let's apply this new knowledge to the novel you are reading.

Using the notes that you took about your Internet research of "An Inconvenient Truth," speak critically about your novel. Make a judgment about whether the author has done an effective job telling the story and giving meaning to the characters. In your journal this week, write a book review of your novel that would be similar to some of the reviews you read online. Describe the positive and negatives of the novel and give it an overall rating.
2. Vocabulary (10 points)


  • As you read your novel, please highlight or circle the words that you encounter which you struggle to understand.

  • List those words in your journal (no less than 5 per 10-12 pages).

  • Write the sentence you found the word in along with the page number.

  • Look up the definition of the word using an online dictionary and record the definition in your own words. Do NOT copy the definition. You might try to illustrate the definition if that helps.


ETM-Reader Response Journal
30 points

Please follow the directions below to complete your journal entry successfully.


1. Journaling (20 points)
During this lesson, you studied reading strategies that effective readers use and applied them to your study of the media. Now let's apply this new knowledge to the novel you are reading.
Using the notes that you took on the strategies of effective readers, evaluate how you have been reading this novel so far. In your journal this week, write a list describing what you have done well, and then create a list describing what you have not done well. In a short paragraph, create a goal for yourself as a reader. Try to accomplish this goal in reading your novel by the next lesson.
2. Vocabulary (10 points)

  • As you read your novel, please highlight or circle the words that you encounter which you struggle to understand.

  • List those words in your journal (no less than 5 per 10-12 pages).

  • Write the sentence you found the word in along with the page number.

  • Look up the definition of the word using an online dictionary and record the definition in your own words. Do NOT copy the definition. You might try to illustrate the definition if that helps.


To-Reader Response Journal

30 points

Please follow the directions below to complete your final journal entry successfully. Remember you should have completely finished your novel before you start this entry.

1. Journaling (20 points)

During this lesson, you studied the oppressive language that advertisers use, and then you turned that language around to create a humorous subvertisement. Now let's apply this new knowledge to the novel you are reading.


Once again, take on the role of an advertiser, but this time you are an advertiser with a heart of gold. Your job? To promote students to read the book that you have just finished. Combine images and words to create an advertisement that will succeed in making your peers interested in picking up this book.
2. Vocabulary (10 points)

  • As you read your novel, please highlight or circle the words that you encounter which you struggle to understand.

  • List those words in your journal (no less than 5 per 10-12 pages).

  • Write the sentence you found the word in along with the page number. 

  • Look up the definition of the word (www.dictionary.com) and record the definition in your own words. Do NOT copy the definition. You might try to illustrate the definition if that helps.


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