My Journal is a space especially for your child’s personal notes and thoughts. It can be both a reading journal, integrated with their library, and a regular diary.
As a reading journal, My Journal gives your child the ability to record their thoughts, questions, and favorite quotes directly from the books they are reading. From any book, they can access their journal and see all their entries. From there, they can create a new entry, edit previous ones, select text from the book to quote, and include citations with the click of a button.
But their My Journal entries do not have to be associated with their reading. My Journal is accessible from the main menu on your child’s dashboard, and it can be a space for them to write about whatever topic they choose. Children can create entries about anything from how their day went, to what they did on vacation, to their personal thoughts and dreams.
My Journal entries are entirely private to the child unless they choose to share them with a parent. And because this is a space for your child to write freely, without critique or criticism, a parent may “like” an entry that is shared with them, but they cannot edit or comment on it. When a child quotes from or cites a book in their shared journal entry, a parent can easily click to jump to that section in the book.
This is the perfect tool for a child’s personal reading notes as they are preparing for a writing assignment or other homework. They can save thoughts to discuss later in Book Chat or favorite selections they want to remember. Alternatively, My Journal can be just that--A safe space for your child’s personal diary entries.