•    While the children are reading independently, they will be active readers. This means that they will be making predictions, making connections, making observations, and questioning the text. I have listed several journal prompts that the children may use after reading.
     
    Predicting                                                       Possible
                                                                            Response
    Use the text, illustrations, and
    what you already know to make 
    a educated guess about what is
    going to happen in the story.
                  I hope
                  I predict                       
     
     
       Making                                                                          Possible
       Connections                                                                 Response
     Connect what is happening in the text  
    to yourself, another text, or the world.
    This makes me think of...
    The character in the story reminds me of...
    If I were the main character...
     
     
        Making                                                            Possible
         Observations                                                 Response
     What do you notice about the text,    
    illustrations, or the author's craft.
    I noticed...
    I liked the way the author...
     
     Questioning the                                                   Possible
      Text                                                                    Response
     Is there a part of the text that you
    disagree with? Would you have done
    something different?
     If I were the main character...
    I wonder...
    I really don't understand...
    I agree with...
    I disagree with...