Reading Response activity gives your students practice locating evidence in their independent nonfiction reading.
Your students will love the chance to read these colorful, informative nonfiction texts.
Collect the entire set of 6.
As students read each text, they complete the reading response page and the reading record sheet.
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PLEASE NOTE: THIS PRODUCT IS FOR USE WITH THE BOOK National Geographic Kids FIRST BIG BOOK OF The OCEAN. NOT A STAND-ALONE ACTIVITY. PLEASE DON'T PURCHASE THIS RESOURCE UNLESS YOU OWN OR CAN GET A COPY OF THIS BOOK.
Targeted for 3rd & 4th grades, these Nonfiction Readers and the Read-and-Respond/Citing Evidence pages can also be used with selected groups of readers in 2nd and 5th .
This series was originally designed as a beginning reference set for adults and preschool children to read together. However, these books make wonderful NONFICTION READERS for 2nd–5th grades. The reading level is approximately 4th grade. This makes them accessible to 4th and 5th grade readers, and the large print and picture format extends the accessibility to many 2nd and 3rd graders, as well as struggling readers in upper grades. Designed to be comprehended by preschoolers, the ideas and vocabulary are clearly accessible to this grade range.
In addition, the books in the series are specially designed to teach and highlight text features such as:
fact boxes, table of contents, index, etc.
2 one-page (front and back) response sheets.
Each response sheet is one page containing 5 questions and 5 citations (10 answers total.)
The second response sheet for each book is offered as
an individual or small-group reteach activity
or for students who want to read a book twice and get credit for each reading
or extra credit for those who enjoy reading nonfiction and citing evidence
2 one-page (front and back) answer sheets
Answer Sheets provide tips on how to find information in addition to providing answers and page numbers.
Reading record sheet to record the books read; place for student response scores included
5 pages of Common Core Standards for Reading Informational Text, grades 2-5 included
Nonfiction Readers Info & Recommended Reading pages
3 anchor chart posters
The difficulty level of the questions and responses is moderately easy. The majority are simple search and find literal answers. Most are restated using the exact same language as the text, with a few questions designed to stretch readers to the next level. When possible, questions are structured to encourage use of text features when locating information.
Provide accountability in your supported independent reading time! Students read independently, then respond to what they read. Each answer must be supported with a page number citation! You will know your students are reading.
Use these Read and Respond printables to give your students practice in locating and citing evidence in nonfiction texts.
Featured skills include:
Locating and citing evidence.
Using text features to locate information
Practice: Independent reading: informational texts
Accountability: Independent reading: informational texts
Building Background Knowledge: nonfiction: science, social studies