These Reading Response Journal Prompts are aligned with the Common Core Standards, and are easy for students to use independently. Even young students can use them to respond to their reading at a deeper level. The prompts cover standards such as character, setting, problem, solution, central message, main idea and key details, ask and answer questions, compare and contrast, and retelling. The also include some language and foundational standards such as nouns, verbs, short vowels, long vowels, digraphs, and blends. The prompts can be used in Guided Reading Groups or Readers Workshop for independent journal writing after reading the book. There is also a journal cover page included in the packet.