Do you want to know if your students are using their reading strategies while they are reading? Try this Reading Response Journal, which allows students to respond to any story that they have read in independent reading. Each week for 36 weeks, students can write a new and different response to the story or chapter that they have read during independent reading. Each week also includes a simple grading rubric to give you a chance to conference with students on their response. Print each week separately and leave them in an assigned bucket or folder OR print all 36 and have them bound together to make a journal that can easily be placed n a basket for centers.