Read and Respond Prompt Pack: Central Message and Main Idea

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2nd - 4th, Homeschool
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Read and Respond questions boost your students’ reading response and analysis skills. The design of this Read and Respond Prompt Pack makes it easy to incorporate Read and Respond into your classroom routine using any literary work or informational text.

With the questions included in this pack, students will have the opportunity to practice skills associated with the Common Core Anchor Standards R.1 and R.2. Using the 6 literature prompts, they will record responses about the central message, lesson, or moral of a piece of writing. Using the 6 informational text prompts, they will write responses about main idea.

All of these prompts incorporate advanced academic vocabulary and require students to apply higher order thinking skills during their response process. As a result, your students will have a deeper mastery of these target skills.

This Read and Respond system makes differentiation easy. Students have the opportunity to write detailed responses in their Read and Respond Journal rather than being limited to a few lines on a worksheet or printed notebook page.
All the tools you will need to scaffold instruction when introducing each prompt are included:

Read and Respond Stickers
Students place this sticker on the upper right-hand corner of the next blank page in their Read and Respond Journal as an easy reference for their daily responses.

Instructional Posters
You can display each easy-to-read poster when introducing a new Read and Respond prompt. Each poster shows the prompt text in large font with each of the key academic vocabulary words bolded and underlined for visual reference. An additional poster highlights the response process included on the corresponding tip sheet for each prompt. These posters are great for creating anchor charts.

Tip Sheets
Each prompt has it’s own unique tip sheet for students to complete when you introduce a new prompt. Tips sheets guide students in understanding the academic vocabulary and response process associated with each prompt. Students are also provided with response sentence frames if needed.

Students are provided with a detailed rubric so they have a clear understanding of expectations and can participate in the Read and Respond assessment process.

If you are interested in giving Read and Respond a try before purchasing this full Prompt Pack, download my Read and Respond Prompt Pack FREEBIE: Central Message.

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