Literature 8, English I CP, English I Honors
Archbishop Hannan High School Summer Reading 2021-22
Reader Response Journal Assignment (Lit 8, English I CP, English I Honors)
What is a reader response journal?
A reader-response journal is another name for a double-entry journal or a dialectical journal. It’s a journal that records a dialogue, or a conversation, between the ideas in the text (the words being read) and the ideas of the reader (the person who is doing the reading). The purpose of a reader-response journal is to identify significant pieces of text and then explain that significance. It is another form of highlighting/annotating the text and should be used to think about, digest, summarize, question, clarify, critique, and remember what is read.