Sample Journal Entry
Title of Book
Author of Book
Date finished reading
Journal Entry Ideas:
Choose one or two of the following prompts to help you write your journal entry, or use something entirely different! Remember to include an academic element and a personal element.
Academic prompts: What was the book about? Something in the book that was awful. Something in the book that was wonderful. What kind of person would you recommend this book to? What would you tell the author if you could talk to him/her? Best character. Best scene. Worst character. Worst scene. Something in the book that makes you think of something that you’ve learned in some other area of your school or read in some other book. Was the ending satisfying? What you think should happen next.
Personal prompts: Something in the book that relates to your own life.How you felt when you were reading it. How you felt right after you finished reading it. If you had to go and live in the world of this book, would you be happy? sad? excited? worried? What character would be your best friend? What character would you avoid? What was going on in your life when you were reading this novel? Where were you, physically, when you were reading?
Each archived journal entry should be at least one page of writing, or 250 words. Google Docs has a a word count feature you can use on a highlighted section of text, to see if you're at the required number. You can also journal about other books you have read! The word count limit only exists for the books you're assigned in class, so go ahead and add as many books as you want! Make it a true record of everything you read. If you want to add photos of you reading, or sketches, or other pictures, that's great too. Go forth and archive! You'll find your archive in your "Shared With Me" section of Google Drive.