I created this product with the first grade reader in mind. We use primary composition books for reader’s response, but any spiral would work just as well. I have my students complete a journal entry twice a week.
My students glue the prompt at the top of the page in their reading response journals and write the date before getting their book boxes out for independent reading. We read the prompt together so that they have it in mind as they read.
When independent reading time is over my students chose a book from their box that they read and would like to use for their response. They take the book to their desk and work on their responses for about fifteen minutes. After time is up they share with a partner.
Not only does this help my firsties read with a purpose, it strengthens their writing skills!
These prompts could also be used in response to a teacher read aloud!