Use these labels after reading a text during guided reading. Have students place a sticker onto a page in their reading response journal and then complete the activity. Some labels can be used as guided lessons and others for assessments.
The questions included are:
What is a character?
Draw and label the main character in the story.
How do you think the main character felt at the beginning of the story?
How do you think the main character felt at the end of the story?
Write about how you would feel if you were the character.
Choose two characters and describe their connection.
What is a setting?
Draw your favorite setting in the story.
Choose an illustration in the story and describe what is happening.
What picture did you see in your head while reading? Draw it.
What was the story about?
How did the story end?
Retell the story in your own words.
What is the main idea in the story?
Choose two details in the story and tell about them.
What questions do you have about the details in the story?
Describe problem and solution.
What was the problem in the story?
What was the solution in the story?
Describe how you would have solved the problem.
What is a text connection?
What is a text-to-self connection?
What is a text-to-text connection?
What is a text-to-world connection?
Descried a text connection you made while reading the story.
Compare the two texts that you read. How are they alike?
What was the message of this story?
How do you know that this story is fiction?
What is the difference between fiction and nonfiction texts?
Could this story really happen? Why or why not?
Labels may not be in this exact order.
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