Reading response letters are a fabulous requirement in any reading classroom. They help with student writing. They allow kids to think and “talk” about their book. The benefits are endless!
Now, you can simply assign your students a letter and they can grab a piece of notebook paper and write it, but chances are, when you return their letter with all your thoughtful notes they are just going to cram it in their binder and never think of that letter again! How much better would it be if students were actually able to look back and reflect on their writing and thoughts about a particular book?! They can share book recommendations based off their letters. They can see their writing improve throughout the year. That’s what this resource does!
You can compile this into a “book” in several different ways.
Bind it together using a binding machine. I like to laminate the front and back for a sturdier feel.
Using a 3 hole punch, punch holes and place it in a binder or notebook
Simply staple it and place in trays in your classroom
I like to keep these books in the classroom so that students know exactly where they are located. Keeping them in the room also prevents lost books!
****** Please note: This resource does not come with prompts. It is simply a template for writing reading response letters in the form of a book.