Interactive Reading Booklet / Response Journal ~ Letters to Author ~ Writing

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Letters to the Author is an interactive booklet designed to provide your students with writing activities, graphic organizers, and handouts that will teach your students to think outside the box, improve thinking skills, and practice writing. **This is just perfect to add to your TEST PREP library!

Using this Reading Response Journal Kit ~ Letters to the Author in your classroom will benefit your students in the following ways:

• Inspire students to dig deep and better comprehend the text.
• Encourage students to be independent thinkers, as well as ask their OWN QUESTIONS about the text.
• Assist your students with communicating to the author through writing letters.
• Provide students with test prep materials and activities that are MORE THAN JUST WORKSHEETS!


GREAT for students who are struggling with reading comprehension, or with students on or above grade level. VERY EASY TO DIFFERENTIATE! These strategies prove to be effective with RTI {Response to Intervention} students.

Included in the 48 page unit:

* Reading Response Journal TEMPLATE ~ Letters to the Author with formatted letter writing pages and tabs
* 3 journal covers to choose from
* Journal pages are formatted with letter writing lines, spaces, and indentions
* Format uses 6 pages with tabs, but with additional copies you can make journals as long or as short as needed
* Letters to the Author: TOPICS Lists
* 41 Topic Cards / Letters to the Author for handing out to students or adding to a literacy center
* 1 Blank topic set for you or your students to add questions to
* Letters to the Character Topic Lists
* Write a REAL Letter to an Author activity
* List of common publishing houses with coordinating author names
* Letter Writing Format
* Sample letter
* Sample letter with labeled letter parts
* Letter format with labeled letter parts
* Letter format {no labels}
* Letter to the Author Writing Checklist
* Handout: My Questions for the Author
* Handout: My Observations About the Text


Additional journal and interactive resources:

Interactive Reading Notebook & Book ReportsReading Response Journal KitReading Partners Comprehension Kit{{432}} Tic-Tac-Toe 3 JOURNALS in a Row Writing Prompts (for the entire year)


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Jen Bradshaw
Total Pages
48 pages
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Teaching Duration
3 months
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