Here you will find higher order thinking skills writing prompts that are geared toward lower elementary students. The prompts are based on the updated Bloom's Taxonomy.
The prompts focus on the "understand" section of Bloom's Taxonomy. There are 5 prompts to get your students writing and drawing about their reading.
The "Understand" Reading Log can be used for Guided Reading, Daily 5, basal texts, and across all subjects as new texts are read. You could use the log for responding to the same text multiple times or a variety of texts.