As they read literature or informational text, your students will record textual evidence, analyze story elements, make inferences, and apply critical thinking skills. Students summarize, reflect and record notes each day; every genre packet includes standards-based questions for ten days. The reading response questions are open-ended enough to differentiate for a variety of middle school novels and nonfiction books.
Question sets are available in two formats: whole page for distribution one day at a time, or fourth-page to be folded and stapled into a student booklet. Either way, thought provoking questions are provided for two weeks of reading.
Response prompts include:
♦ Compare settings
♦ Identify the narrator
♦ Describe a character
♦ Analyze imagery
♦ Identify conflict
♦ Generate questions for the author/subject
♦ Evaluate important quotations
♦ Use graphic organizers such as KWL and Venn diagrams
♦ Choose key vocabulary words
♦ Make connections to other texts, current events, and ideas
Independent Reading Response Journals in this bundle:
Biography Reading Response
Fantasy Reading Response
Historical Fiction Reading Response
Science Fiction Reading Response
Mystery Reading Response
Realistic Fiction Reading Response
Nonfiction Reading Response
All files are PDF format, ready to print and use.
Updated November 2015
Revised mini-book pages to format for easy double-sided printing
Updated November 2017
Updated fonts and removed character clipart from student pages
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FREE Sample Nonfiction Reading Response
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