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Home Reading Journal Questions

Students should read for a minimum of 30 minutes after school. This is in addition to the 30 minutes students are given in class for independent reading. Students who read and write at school and at home do better during standardized testing and make more growth each year than students who don't. Here are some examples of the types of questions students can write about in their home reading journals.

Fiction
1. What do you predict will happen next? What makes you think that?
2. Make a connection by thinking about how your reading relates to real life?
3. Name a character trait for a person in your story. Tell what in the story makes you think that.
4. Retell in order, the story events you read today.
5. Give an example of cause and effect from your reading.
6. Write a recommendation. Tell why a classmate should read this book.
7. Name a comprehension strategy you used and give an example from the book showing how you used it. List the page number. (background knowledge, questioning, inferring, visualizing, emotional response)
8. What message do you think the author wants to convey through events in this story?
Non-fiction
1. What is the topic and what do you wonder about this subject?
2. Make a connection by thinking about how your reading relates to real life?
3. What are three important facts you want to remember from this book?
4. Write three important questions and answers you found in this book.
5. Give an example of cause and effect from your reading.
6. Write a recommendation. Tell why a classmate should read this book.
7. Name a comprehension strategy you used and give an example from the book showing how you used it. List the page number. (background knowledge, questioning, inferring, visualizing, emotional response)
8. What message do you think the author wants to convey about this topic? Explain your thinking.


Contact Mrs. Golden by email at
jeannette.golden@sdhc.k12.fl.us
or write a note in student agenda