Reading Response Letters

Grade Levels
4th - 6th
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Teaching fifth grade for the first time, I began implementing reading response letters (replacing book reports) and I was completely overwhelmed by the amazing results! Writing back and forth, I formed a special ‘reading bond’ with my students. From these letters, I knew their likes, dislikes, struggles, and tendencies as readers. I was able to recommend certain books for them, help them identify their ‘just-right’ book level, and I could encourage them to think more deeply about the text they were reading.

This resource includes all the materials and tips you need to implement reading response letters in your classroom. Included in this resource…

Implementing the Letters: Mini-Lessons/Notes
*Format of a Letter
*How to Write a Paragraph
*Summarizing a Text
*Connecting with a Text
*Using Transitions

Reading Response Letter Materials
*Responding to My Reading {student explanation}
*Letter Template {for readers/writers who struggle}
*2 Teacher-created Example Letters {differentiated options}

Examples from my Classroom (includes original letters and typed versions)
*Sample 1: Nonfiction
*Sample 2: Nonfiction
*Sample 3: Fiction

Responding and Assessing Literature Letters
*Rubric for Literature Letters
*Rubric for Literature Letters using Template

If you have any questions or comments, please email me at brownbagteacher@gmail.com or via the TPT Q&A Section.

Catherine
The Brown-Bag Teacher
Total Pages
26 pages
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Standards

to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
By the end of the year, read and comprehend literary nonfiction in the grades 6–8 text complexity band proficiently, with scaffolding as needed at the high end of the range.
By the end of the year, read and comprehend informational texts, including history/social studies, science, and technical texts, at the high end of the grades 4–5 text complexity band independently and proficiently.
By the end of year, read and comprehend informational texts, including history/social studies, science, and technical texts, in the grades 4–5 text complexity band proficiently, with scaffolding as needed at the high end of the range.
By the end of the year, read and comprehend literature, including stories, dramas, and poems, in the grades 6–8 text complexity band proficiently, with scaffolding as needed at the high end of the range.
By the end of the year, read and comprehend literature, including stories, dramas, and poetry, at the high end of the grades 4–5 text complexity band independently and proficiently.

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