Double-entry responses help students interact with the text they are reading. It is a way of getting beyond the initial surface level to a deeper understanding of the text.
Fold the page in half to create two columns. On the left-hand side students record a quote, fact, key event or concept from the text that evokes a reaction or response.
On the right-hand side, students write their reactions to the selected extract, e.g. connections, opinions, questions, or inferences.
|In the text||What I think|
|"Where he found his supper waiting for him. And it was still hot."||I think this is the author's way of telling us that Max really did not go anywhere. He fell asleep and had a dream. It only seemed like a long time.|