But words are things, and a small drop of ink, falling like a dew upon a thought... which makes thousands, perhaps millions, think. Lord Byron, 1788-1824
Effective teachers understand how important students' writing is to their academic growth. Students forming and expressing their own opinions about the literature they have read help them to become more perceptive readers and analytical thinkers.
Take a look at Chapter 5 Gathering Thoughts in order to learn about the Reading Log and how to use it in the classroom.