Reading Journal to Accompany Flowers for Algernon

Reading Journal to Accompany Flowers for Algernon

Reading journal to be used with the novel Flowers for Algernon. This resource is ideal to supplement your novel study unit. Please note that this reading journal does not contain detailed reading comprehension questions, but it rather encourages learners to take notes while reading (Identify what it is important.) and to reflect on the main character's transformation, actions, and attitudes. Learners are also encouraged to reflect on the way they connect with the text. This resource is ideal for grade 8-11 ESL learners, but it might also be appropriate for ELA students below these grade levels.

⭐The downloaded file includes:

  • Graphic organizers to explore, connect with the text, and go beyond.
  • Vocabulary log
  • Final reinvestment task ideas (10 ideas)
  • Read It First document

⭐This reading journal focuses on the following skills/strategies:

  • Before reading activities (predicting, information about the novel, genre)
  • Information about the author (Author’s biography card)
  • Discussion questions (Students are required to record the questions they wish to discuss with their peers.)
  • Note-taking worksheets while reading
  • Graphic organizers focusing on Charlie’s character before and after the operation as well as Charlie’s perception of the world before and after the operation
  • Character portrait
  • Conflict situations (Charlie versus self, Charlie versus people, Charlie versus society, Charlie versus fate)
  • Main conflict situation and themes
  • Important quote analysis (Students need to select the quotes and analyze them.)
  • Summary


  • Final reinvestment task ideas are included.
  • Assessment rubric is not included.

⭐Other relevant information:

  • Please note that this resource does not come in paperless option, but you can import the PPT file into Google Slides™ if you wish to use it in your Google Classroom™.
  • Be advised that this document is not editable, and it may not be posted on open (unsecured) online platforms.
  • Lesson plan detailing the steps of teaching the novel is not included.
  • This document has been designed for Grade 8-11 ESL learners (intermediate, upper-intermediate, and advanced levels). However, it might also be appropriate for ESL/ELA students below or above these grade levels.
  • If you teach in Quebec (CA), this resource is perfect for your Grade 8-11 ESL/EESL learners.
  • Answer key is not included.

⭐Best uses:

  • To supplement your novel study unit
  • Literature circles
  • Independent reading
  • Extra credit assignment

⭐FILE DETAILS: Paper size: 8.5" x 11" (Standard US Letter). Documents are not editable unless otherwise stated. Resources are available either in a PDF or PPT file.

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Type de ressource:   Compréhension lecture, Guide d'étude, Imprimable, Autre

Nombre de pages (diapositives) :   28

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  • Modèle de produit : Versatile Teacher Toolkit
  • Disponibilité : En inventaire
  • 4,00 $
Numéro de produit :   70343

Niveaux :   Secondaire, Secondaire 3, Secondaire 4, Secondaire 5
Matières :   Anglais, Lecture

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Étiquettes novel study, literature circle, Flowers for Algernon reading journal, reading skills, note-taking, graphic organizers, ESL