Reading Response Journal

Reading Response Journal


1) What are your feelings after reading the opening chapter(s)? After reading half the book? After finishing the book?

2)   How did this book make you feel? Did you laugh, cry, smile, or cheer? What happened in the book to make you feel this way?

3) What character would you like to be in this book? Why? Describe that person.

4) What questions would you like to ask the author of this book?

5) Would you recommend this book? Why or why not? What kind of reader would enjoy it?

6) Did you like the ending? Why or why not? Would you change it? How?

7)   Does this book remind you of any others you have read? Which one and how? (Text to text connection)

8)   Describe the setting in the book and tell if you would like to be there.

9)   Does this book give you any ideas for writing your own stories? (Personal connection)

10)   If you could write a sequel to this book, what would it be about?

11)   What are some of your favorite lines, or quotes? Tell why.

12)   What do you know now that you didn't know before? (Nonfiction books)

13)   What do you predict will happen in the next few chapters or the rest of the book?

14)   What made you choose this book to read?

15)   Would you change any parts of the book?

16) What do you think is the author's message?

17) How did the author capture your interest and keep your interest?

18) How does the book make you feel, and what emotions does it bring out in you?

19) What challenges do the characters encounter and how do they deal with them?

20)   What lesson does the story teach about life and can you relate to it?

21) Do you think it is an appropriate title for the book, and why would you consider changing it?

22)   Do you have any unanswered questions about the story and are left wondering?

23) What made you decide to abandon the book?

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