How to Write your Summer Reading Journal
Your summer reading journal will help you remember the three books you read over the summer. It is a progressive journal, meaning it should be written as you proceed through reading your books. Below are 4 required entries with writing prompts to consider for each book. Your response can be brief well-developed paragraphs or extend onto another sheet of paper. Keeping a Summer Reading Journal will prepare you for 7th Grade and the upcoming MEAP.
- After reading the first one-fourth (1/4) of the book (choose one)
- Reflect on how the character you met will influence the direction of the book.
- Describe the setting, and explain how it contributes to the atmosphere of the book.
- Is ther a conflict you can make a prediction about, and explain with examples, from the text, supporting your response.
2. When you are one-half (1/2) way through the book (choose one)
- Comment on the importance of one event in the plot
- What has happened in the story so far that has surprised you?
3. When you are three-fourth (3/4) of the way through the book (choose one)
- Make a connection between this book and another book you have read. Support your response with examples from both both books.
- Connect the book to an incident in your own experience. Support your response with examples from the book and your life.
4. After finishing the book:
- Reflect on the meaning or symbolism of the title--does the title sum up the book. Support your answers with examples from the book.
- Create a new title for the book and explain why you think yours is more fitting.
- Explain if you enjoyed or disliked the book and why.
See Summer Reading List on this website for your choice of reading.