D.E.A.R Reading Comprehension Response allows students to focus on comprehension-based reflections as they complete assigned reading. This can be used for multiple subjects, either nonfiction or fiction.
The D.E.A.R Reading side has the student focus on a Direct quote, Explanation of the quote, Author's purpose of the reading they completed, and their Response to what they understood about what they read. On the back side, a comprehension organizer is available for students to use to focus on vocabulary, a sketch of imagery, the important ideas, and what they will walk away remembering.
This activity sheet can be completed individually, in pairs, or in small groups. This allows for easy discussion, quick assessment and understanding of what was read, and overall effort placed into completing the reading. Students who complete these sheets have a better understanding and knowledge of expected reading and can discuss various aspects or topics presented in the text.