Fiction and Nonfiction Reading Response Menus | Editable

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Looking for an easy way to keep your students accountable for their independent reading- one that goes beyond just filling out a reading log? These reading response menus are perfect for weekly homework, and can just as easily be used as an accountability piece during your reading block. The best part? Assemble once and you are set for the entire year!

For an in-depth look at the Editable Reading Response Menus, make sure to check out the THUMBNAILS and the PREVIEW above!


Why Should You Try Response Menus?

Students love having choices when they are working. When using these response menus, students can choose from 12 activities designed for them to show what they know about the text they are currently reading. The tasks are designed to be completed in a short amount of time, making them perfect as part of a nightly homework routine or center rotation. As you assess their work weekly, you will also get valuable insight into their understanding of various literary and informational text skills and strategies!


Included With This Product:

  • THE MENUS: There are 2 main menus with a variety of headings. Choose from:
    • Fiction and Nonfiction Response Menus
    • Fiction and Nonfiction Homework Menus
    • Literature and Informational Text Response Menus
    • Literature and Informational Text Homework Menus

  • RESPONSE EXAMPLES: Each menu task has an example for students to refer to as they work. Perfect for parents helping out with homework!

  • CHECKLIST AND RUBRIC: Make sure students know exactly what is expected of them, and how they will be graded!

  • PARENT LETTER: Keep parents informed of your expectations and provide them the opportunity to help with homework in a meaningful way.

  • COMPOSITION SIZED OPTIONS: All of the components above designed to fit inside a composition notebook.

  • EDITABLE OPTIONS: A variety of editable templates will help you customize your response menus exactly how you want them!

  • SLIDESHOW: A slideshow of each menu task is included to help you introduce each new activity to the students.

  • TASK CARDS: Want to add these menus to your center rotations? These task cards will be perfect!


Options for Setting Up Response Menus

These menus can be set up in a variety of ways. Here are some suggestions:

  • Composition Book- Have students glue in the menus, examples, and rubric to keep all year (suggested order of pages included in product)
  • 3-Prong Folder- Place all the important documents in the middle for students to refer to.
  • Center- Utilize the task cards to turn these menus into a center than runs itself!


What Other Teachers Are Saying:

"This is awesome & so easy to use! A great time saver!"

"This is SUCH a good tool to use during independent writing time. Gives the students choice, holds them accountable, and touches on all expectations that need to be covered for comprehension."

"I love this and it makes it just that much easier to keep my kiddos accountable for their reading. This is an easy, no prep resource I am getting a lot of mileage out of."

**Featured in the TpT Newsletter July '19**


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