Credit Reading Journal
for Grades 11 and 12
Credit Reading Journal for Grades 11 and 12
order to receive extra credit for completing your
summer reading, you must answer all
of the following prompts carefully and thoroughly.
Be sure to include relevant textual evidence to
support your ideas.
Also, donít forget to identify the novelís
title and authorís name!
First Week of English Class (Teacher will
announce due date)
Approximately 3 pages, neatly handwritten
a one-page reaction statement to the novel you read.
Be specific in your thoughts about the points
that you liked or didnít like about the novel, ideas
that intrigued you, etc.
Be sure to include specific
textual references (include page numbers) to
support your reaction/thoughts.
a memorable passage of no more than thirty words or
three sentences from the book (include page number(s)).
you have chosen this passage from the book.
your first impression of one character or event that
you find interesting.
Give at least three
examples of specific
textual evidence (include page numbers) that
support or generate this impression.
Identify what causes a significant change in one
character and describe the results of that change.
This change may be the consequence of a choice,
a conflict of some kind that has to be resolved, a
display of some outstanding trait like courage, or
even the result of an action/event that occurs during
the story. Whenever possible, include specific textual references (include page numbers) to support your
conclusions, especially those that help to illustrate
or provide evidence of the characterís change.
NOTE: Students in Grade 12 who read The
Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid by Bill
Bryson are to answer the following prompt for part (d)
instead of the
one listed above. Of course, you will still need
to answer parts (a), (b), and (c)!
the childhood Bryson describes take place in a lost
paints a rich portrait of community ties and identity.
To what degree do those ties still exist?
What has been lost?
Consider the effects of TV and the computer.