Reading Responses - Reading Response Questions for Informational or Nonfiction Text
Are you looking for new ways to incorporate higher-order thinking reading response questions into your lessons for informational or nonfiction reading?
This resource contains over 90 different reading reflection questions and prompts to use for discussion and comprehension checks during or after informational text reading activities. They can be used for support in the content areas (science and social studies), guided reading groups, book clubs, reading circles, read aloud discussions, literacy centers, after independent reading, or during or after shared reading activities. Questions can also be used as formal assessments.
Questions support Common Core Standards for Informational Text.
There are 6 different groups of questions and prompts - one group for each of the levels in Bloom’s Revised Taxonomy: Remember, Understand, Apply, Analyze, Evaluate, and Create. Each group of questions will make its own fan. You can use a particular fan when evaluating a particular level of the taxonomy, or use different fans as they suit different concepts or texts. You could also group all the questions together on a binder clip circle and hang near your desk for easy access during activities. I choose one or two particular questions or prompts that fit the concept, and display them under the document camera for the students to see.
I have also included a page of blank frames for each group if you want to add some of your own questions. They are not editable though, so you will have to write in your questions.
The question sheets should be printed out on cardstock or on regular paper and laminated for extra durability. Cut out the individual questions and punch a small hole in the end of each question. Questions can then be put together with a brass fastener or a binder ring to keep them together.
I have also included checklists for each reflection fan. These checklists can be used by students to keep track of what questions they have answered, or by the teacher to keep track of questions asked.
For a set of Reflection Fans for Literature click HERE
This resource is included in my Informational Text Bundle which contains 3 fun and engaging activities to supplement the teaching of informational text with any nonfiction work.
This resource is also included in my Question Fan Bundle for Reading which contains 6 of my Question Fan Resources for Reading at a discounted price.