Read and Respond Journal Starter Pack

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Grade Levels
2nd - 4th, Homeschool
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25 pages
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Read and Respond Journals will help your students develop reading comprehension, literary response & analysis and writing skills. Each day, your students will answer one Read and Respond question related to their choice reading book (or an assigned book if you prefer). I highly recommend implementing the activities in this journal along with choice reading as it cultivates a love for reading in and beyond the classroom.

For a more thorough explanation of how you can incorporate Read and Respond Journals into your classroom curriculum, feel free to read my blog post, Read and Respond Journals.

Not sure if you want to take the leap into using Read and Respond in your classroom? I have taken an excerpt of this product and created a freebie so that you can give Read and Respond a try before purchasing the full starter pack. Download my Read and Respond Prompt Pack: Central Messagehere.


This Read and Respond Journal Starter Pack zipped file includes:

Activities to get your readers started on the road to reading success

- My Favorite Reading Memory

- My Go-To Reading Spot

- My Reading Challenge Record

Organizational tools your young readers can use to track their reading progress and make plans for growing into stronger readers

- My Must-Read List

- My S.M.A.R.T. Reading Goal Planner

- Tips For Reading Blogs

- Reading Blogger’s Vocabulary

- Tips For Making Reading Recommendations

- My Just Right Reading Range Tracker

Read and Respond Prompt Pack: Central Message

Note: This portion of the product is also available for you to try for free here.

- Central Message Printable Stickers

- Central Message Tip Sheet Printable

- Central Message Instructional Posters

- Read and Respond Rubric


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Total Pages
25 pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
1 Year
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Recount stories, including fables and folktales from diverse cultures, and determine their central message, lesson, or moral.
Ask and answer questions to demonstrate understanding of a text, referring explicitly to the text as the basis for the answers.
Recount stories, including fables, folktales, and myths from diverse cultures; determine the central message, lesson, or moral and explain how it is conveyed through key details in the text.
Refer to details and examples in a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text.
Determine central ideas or themes of a text and analyze their development; summarize the key supporting details and ideas.


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