American Revolution Reading Response Journals

American Revolution Reading Response Journals

Dr. Marzano did incredible work in identifying what elements are the most effective in helping students learn. I refer to them frequently when I design lessons or create new resources. My reading response journals all utilize at least 6 different Marzano elements in one activity!

My reading response journals include 3 quick activities that have students create and test a hypothesis before reading a short passage. After they have read the passage, they complete a series of tasks that call for them to summarize the reading, create a comic or other visual representation of the content, identify similarities and differences, and, finally, revisit their initial hypothesis and either confirm or reject it based on what they have read.

In this post, I will focus on my American Revolution Reading Response Journals. The three topics included are 1) The First Continental Congress, 2) The Continental Army, and 3) Alliances (in the Revolution). If this sounds like something that would benefit your students, CLICK HERE to check it out.

American Revolution Reading Response Journals