While reading this novel you are going to write a ’reading journal’. This means that you from time to time while reading should take notes about your reading experience. You should have approximately 5-10 journal entries in your reading journal. The journal entries can be about:
• QUESTIONS that you ask yourself about characters and events as you read.
• MEMORIES from your own experience, provoked by the reading.
• GUESSES about how you think the story will develop, and why.
• REFLECTIONS on striking moments and ideas in the book.
• COMPARISONS between how you behave and how the characters in the novel are behaving.
• THOUGHTS AND FEELINGS about characters and events.
• COMMENTS on how the story is being told – for example, words or phrases or even whole passages which make an impression on you …
• OBSERVATIONS OF YOUR READING PROCESS, i.e. how you read.
• LANGUAGE PROBLEMS and ways of solving them
An example of a Reading journal for a type A or B grade on English course 6. reading-journal-example of grade