Reading Response Activities - 20 Creative Reading Response Activities

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Reading Response Activities: Do your students crave creative ways to respond to their reading? How about you? Do you long for fun activities that motivate students to read while simultaneously developing students’ reading comprehension skills? Well, then you’re going to LOVE this resource filled with 20 Creative Reading Response Activities!

These activities give students an opportunity to share their thoughts and interpretations about their reading in engaging ways. The activities tap into current social media trends as well as traditional writing styles. Along with the 20 fun and educational reading response activities, you’ll also find everything you need to set up a reading response program or journal in your classroom. Let the reading (and fun!) begin!

The Creative Reading Response Activities are…
• Super simple to implement
• Extremely motivating
• Designed to tap into a variety of learning styles
• Versatile since they can be used with any genre of literature
• Created to address a wide range of reading comprehension skills


Skills Developed:
• Reading comprehension
• Fluency
• Knowledge of literature
• Independent reading and reflection
• Integration of new experiences with past experiences
• Reading skills – story elements, main idea, questioning, inferring, visualization, text features, connections, evaluating, compare/contrast


This Resource Includes:
• Reading Response Activities Handout (an overview of the activities for students)
• How To Complete a Reading Response Activity (a step-by-step guide for students)
• Textual Evidence Handout (a mini-lesson worksheet to help students understand how to incorporate evidence from the text into their reading responses)
• Reading Log (a tracking guide for student reading and activity completion)
• Reading Response Rubric (a 15-point rubric to evaluate each reading response activity)
• Creative Reading Response Activities (20 in all!)
• Teacher Overview (3-page, extremely detailed teacher overview with implementation ideas)


Creative Reading Response Activities
There are 20 Creative Reading Response Activities in all. They can be completed by students in any order. Each is designed to tap into students’ creativity while addressing critical reading comprehension skills. The activities in this resource include:
• Plan a Party
• Create a Comic Strip
• Instagram Posts
• Be a Pen Pal
• List It
• Dear Diary
• Twitter Time
• News Article
• Email the Author
• Interview a Character
• Send a Postcard
• Reading Alphabet
• Journal Prompt Circle
• Create an Award
• Talk About It
• Design a T-Shirt
• Letter Writing
• Text Me
• Visualize It
• Word Search


Keep the reading fun going, with these other resources…

Reading Comprehension Skills - ULTIMATE BUNDLE - 12 Mini-Units!

Independent Reading Program - Upper Elementary - Middle School - 6 Weeks / 8 Assignments!

Reading Response Project - Any Book! - Create a Newspaper

"What is Your Life's Blueprint?" - Close Reading


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Answer Key
Rubric only
Teaching Duration
1 Month

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Reading Response Activities - 20 Creative Reading Response
Reading Response Activities - 20 Creative Reading Response
Reading Response Activities - 20 Creative Reading Response
Reading Response Activities - 20 Creative Reading Response