Reading Response Comprehension Question Stems Any Book | Stop Jot Activities

Grade Levels
3rd - 5th, Homeschool
Formats Included
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  • Google Apps™
100 + digital
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  1. Are you looking for creative and engaging ways for launching a reading workshop or any reading program in your upper elementary classroom during the first few weeks of school? These activities come with digital options, too!This bundle has everything you need to get your Reader's Workshop Classroom
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Kick-off the school year and reading workshop with mini-lessons and activities about thinking as a reader, jotting reading thoughts, and writing about books! Plus the 100 questions included will hold your students accountable all year long as they read ANY book!

This set includes BOTH print and digital versions.

This set was designed to help you kick off reading in your classroom with important topics. Teaching points included to help keep your mini-lesson on track. With anchor charts, student reference pages, book marks, jotting ideas, and 100 question stems you will have everything you need to get started this school year!

Modeled reader response writing included for the popular book, A Chair for My Mother, written by Vera B. Williams. However, you can still use this as an example even if you do not have the book to share with students.

Save 20% by purchasing this set in the Reading Workshop Bundle

Please see the preview for a closer look at all this product has to offer!


✓Digital Directions and link to assign to students via Google Classroom™

✓Teacher Suggestions and Book Recommendations and Digital Link

✓Reading Workshop Teacher Guide

✓Reading Workshop Mini-Lesson Teacher Guide

✓Suggested Teaching Points

Anchor Charts

  • Key Elements of a Story
  • Thinking As We Read
  • Jotting As We Read
  • How to Jot As We Read
  • Jotting Ideas
  • Developing Big Ideas About Books
  • How to Develop Big Ideas
  • Writing About Our Reading
  • How to Write About Our Reading

✓Student Reference Pages (2 sizes)

✓Student Bookmarks

✓Sticky Note Accountability Pages

✓Reading Log

✓Modeled Writing Example

✓Teacher Scoring Rubric

✓100 Reading Stems in 3 Formats (full page of all questions, half page, strips)

  • 25 Reading Strategy Questions
  • 25 Fiction Book Questions
  • 25 Character Analysis Questions
  • 25 Nonfiction Questions

Suggestions for Effective Classroom Use:

  • At home and distant learning
  • Independent Reading Activity and Accountability
  • End of Book Assessment
  • Fast Finisher Assignment
  • Reading Group or Book Club Writing Project
  • Partner Reading and Reflection Activity
  • Reading/Writing Center or Station
  • Assignment for Substitutes

Recent feedback on this resource:

"I love this resource. I used this resource during our independent reading block. It holds the kids accountable for their reading and keeps them engaged. It is the best thing to see kids able to discuss with partners and using the resource as a guide."

"Another GREAT resource! This one in particular helps students establish great reading routines. I use the phrase "pause and jot" on a regular basis during read aloud, reading lessons, and during my small guided reading groups. I also love all the suggestions given for what a reader might jot down. The smaller lists for interactive notebooks are helpful. Thank you for another great resource!"

"I love all the components of this resource!! It is so complete and easy to use. The anchor charts and question stems are great for both whole group and small group lessons. My student use them constantly during independent work. I look forward to using more of these resources as the year progresses!!"

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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Ask and answer questions to demonstrate understanding of a text, referring explicitly to the text as the basis for the answers.
Refer to details and examples in a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text.
Quote accurately from a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text.


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