There are many ways to teach students to respond to reading. I created the acronym RAIN to help my class remember the important details and steps in developing a well-written reading response. My students really like using RAIN since it is simple to remember. I also included an easy to use rubric, sentence starters, and 2 graphic organizers to help with instruction and 16 extended response prompts! These responses include many titles that correspond with the read alouds from Making Meaning Program 3rd grade. However, you don't need to teach Making Meaning in order to use these reading extended response. All you will need is a copy of the read aloud text listed below. I really hope you enjoy RAIN as it is one of my proudest and genius creations in my teaching career!
Mentor Text for Reading Extended Response Questions:
Alexander Who’s Not (Do you hear me? I mean it!) Going to Move, Boundless Grace, Brave Harriet and Bessie Coleman, Keepers, The Paper Bag Princess, City Green, The Giving Tree, Your Name in Gold, Julius, The Baby of the World, The Keeping Quilt, The Talking Cloth, Officer Buckle and Gloria, Mailing May, Brave Irene, and Prewitt the Peacock
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