This packet includes 24 of my best response sheets that can be used with ANY book! Forget boring comprehension pages because this packet is full of fun ways to assess students' understanding and offers a fun twist to typical response sheets. With different themes, cute fonts and creative layouts, students won't complain about these activity sheets!
The first four pages in the packet are what I call "Response Strips." Copy these pages and cut them down the middle to create an oversized bookmark. These responses are great for guided reading groups and literature circles. They are quick but valuable ways to assess students' comprehension. I often have students slip them into their books when they have reading homework and they complete the strip for the chapter/pages they read. These can be used with any book or number of pages.
The other 20 pages are full-page response sheets that can be used with any book, as well. These pages incorporate character analysis, plot, vocabulary, personal connections, creative responses, setting, identifying facts, summarizing, illustration, and much, much more! These sheets are ready to go and can be copied in black and white (even though some incorporate colored graphics in this original packet, they copy well in grayscale).
1. Character Candy Strip
2. Polka Dot Plot Strip
3. Summary Strip
4. Sweet Vocabulary
5. Character Report Card
6. Character Candy Jar
7. Character Quilt
8. "3,2,1" Response
9. Book Review
10. Cookie Jar Questions
11. Gumball Facts
12. Candy Fact Wheel
13. Create A Cover
14. Polka Dot Plot
15. Buzz-Worthy Words
16. Baking Up a Sweet Summary
17. Lights, Camera, Action!
18. Chomp Into a Good Book!
19. Standout Scene
20. Character Spotlight
21. Character Comparison
22. The Daily News Article
23. The Award Goes to...
24. Book Buzzzz
Hi there! If I wanted to use your activities in a larger novel unit and resell the unit, is there a way to purchase a "commercial" license for one of your products? I'm thinking of the reading response pack.
Thanks for asking, but no, my instructional products are not for sale to be sold again by anyone else, even if they are added to another unit. The time and work that I put into my products is much more than the $3.00-$5.00 that I charge for it, so if someone incorporated it into another product they were selling, they would be gaining a lot of profit from my time and ideas. Commercial licenses are only for items that are intended to create something NEW. I don't think I have ever heard of someone creating a product and allowing someone else to resell it.The only multiple use option for my products is the mutliple licenses that you can add on to a product, but that is only per person- not for reselling. For example, if you bought a product and wanted to share it with three team members at your school, you could buy three licenses for that. Sorry if I haven't explained it best! I appreciate you checking! I don't think the type of use you are asking about is allowed by any sellers on TpT because it goes against the idea of sellers have their own original content in each of their products.
I am the book review editor for the Tchr2Tchr collaborative blog. I wanted to invite you to be a guest reviewer and write a book review for us. You could link your Creative Reading Response Sheets product at the bottom of the review. Book reviews can be short; the minimum is 200 words, so a paragraph or two. We would also link your store and your blog to the review.
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I would love to! I checked out the blog and will fill out a book review form from there. I would also love to be part of the Teacher Feature, so I will fill that out too. Thanks for getting in touch with me about the opportunity!
Hi Kelly! Unfortunately I can't offer my downloads in editable formats because of the copyright for the graphics and fonts that I have used (I had to purchase them or a license in order to use them in products for sale). Sorry!
Sorry for taking a bit to get back to you! I just got started on TpT this past October and have kind of been learning as I go. You should absolutely join and experiment with some selling! I had been creating a lot of materials for my classroom before I discovered TpT so I just used a lot of those ideas when I created my first products. I get my clipart from a website called Scrappin Doodles which allows educators to create lessons and resources to sell without having a license to use the clipart. You just need to credit them with a note at the end of each pdf packet. Another great website for fonts is kevinandamanda.com I get a lot of fonts from there. Again if you credit them on your products you can use their fonts for free! As far as copyright goes, Creative Commons is a website where you can get a kind of "unofficial" copyright for the creative ideas and products you make without paying to have it copyrighted through a company. I copyright my stuff through that and trust that people will not abuse the copyright. I haven't had any problems and everyone on TpT seems to genuinely respect all the sellers and their products so I would think you would be fine starting out with that type of copyright.
Hope this helps you a little! A lot of starting out is just finding your style and figuring out what resources worked best in your own classroom and putting them in pdf files for others to use. Just be very specific in your description of your products as far as what is included and make sure your product is easy to understand or that you give directions and assembly tips. It seems like people appreciate those. :) Good luck! I'm excited to see your products in the future. Let me know if you have any other questions that I might be able to help you out with.
February 11, 2012
I love your activities! Have you thought about putting together monthly packets?
Thank you for your kind feedback! There is so much more I want to make and ideas I have, but there just never seems to be enough time! Are you talking about monthly packets of readings responses with more seasonal themes? That is a great idea, thanks! I know I am always needing new ways to freshen up comprehension assessments for my kiddos, and having some to change up monthly would definitely help! I'll do some brainstorming and keep it in mind :) Thanks again for your suggestion!