Includes 48 prompts
My students regularly take part in reader response as a part of the curriculum. A couple days a week, they engage in Sustained Silent Reading, and then in their reader response journal, they respond in writing to what they read. Effective reader response writing has to be explicitly taught and modeled repeatedly at the beginning of the year. However, it takes only a couple of weeks before students catch on and become comfortable with writing good responses. Students receive a colored copy of the reader response prompt sheet at the beginning of the year, and they use it to help guide their writing. They are encouraged to choose one to three different prompts to write about. The goal is to expound on each, writing in a way that demonstrates their higher-order thinking skills and their application of the various comprehension strategies.