Teach students to respond to their reading in written form! This is a BIG skill, especially on standardized tests. Use these reading response cards over and over with any text. They cover 12 key comprehension skills in this bundle.
If you feel like you're stuck asking the same questions every day, check out all these options!! You have both digital and printable options, making this easy to assign with Google. This bundle includes 340 questions you can ask students before, during, and after reading. Response formats are available in three different forms: half-page cards, discussion task cards, or a quiz format.
It's also super easy to differentiate because students respond to the questions with books they are reading at their own interest and ability level. These are also perfect discussion questions for book clubs or when using a class read-aloud.
Ways to Use the Reading Response Cards
There are about a million ways to use this resource. Here are a few suggested ideas.
- Discussion questions during guided reading or whole group instruction.
- As an assessment tool after whole group instruction or guided reading.
- Independent work in literacy centers.
- Group discussions during literature circles.
- For students to copy and respond to in their reader’s notebooks.
- Any other creative way that works for your classroom!
An Example of How to Use Reading Response with a Mentor Text
The wonderful thing about this resource is that you can use any book you have. The book can be from your own personal library or a basal from your school's reading program. Here is an example using a picture book.
Topics Included in the Reading Response Bundle
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- Author's Purpose
- Character Traits
- Main Idea and Details
- Problem and Solution
- Retelling and Summarizing
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