Imagine doing a listening center without copying class sets of book report pages each week; a practice I have done for years. What if instead we used journals for the students to write their responses? I plan on giving students a sample of what is expected during the first month of school. Through this activity, I will train students to become more independent at writing their own responses to literature. I decided to simply use a chart paper to write directions for responding to the book they hear. I will change the responses out with each new book. As the year progresses I will provide less support.
The Trojan Horse Book Report Pages