Double Entry Journal

A double-entry journal engages audiences in a dialogue with a text. Use this type of journal to freely respond to a text (print, visual, or audio).  For example, a reader (or viewer) could use this journal to comment on what someone has said, argue against a writer’s (or filmmaker’s) viewpoint, make connections, or reflect on an idea being presented. The left column of the journal is used for source material (for instance, direct quotations or paraphrased ideas) and the right is used for personal responses, reactions, and critical thinking like analysis and evaluation.

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Double Entry Journal Step-By-Step Process

Plan your lesson Plan your lesson

Planning Journal

Teach the skill Teach the skill

Student Activity
Interactive Lesson

Differentiate and support learning Differentiate and support learning

Reading Rubrics

Assess and track growth Assess and track growth

Performance Tracker
Teacher Reflection

Practice skills in all subjects

DJ Language & Style
DJ Author's Credibility

Literacy Standards In Action

We've mapped our literacy lessons and reading, speaking, and writing skills to state standards, Common Core, and NGSS. The standards are "the what" to teach. Our lessons are "the how" to meet the expectations defined by the standards. Click on the links below to view our quick reference table that maps standards to literacy lessons.

Demonstrate understanding of figurative language, word relationships, and nuances in word meanings.
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