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Reading response menus give students some choice while allowing teachers to hold students accountable for independent reading and assess their understanding of various comprehension skills. Learning to write about text will help students to deepen their understanding and prepare them for standardized testing.
This product includes 36 menus that can be used with any text. Each menu contains 9 choices. Six of the questions are best suited for fiction and the other three are intended for use with informational text. The menu can be used in an independent reading or work on writing center. They can also be used for book clubs/literature circles or as a homework assignment.
Students read their own book. Then they choose one question from the weekly menu. They can record their response in a reading notebook or on the writing paper that is included in the file. A student friendly self-check list is included on every menu to help students to edit their work. Teachers can use the simple rubric to score the responses based on completion, sentence quality, text evidence, thoughtfulness and grammar/spelling. Students can record their scores on a data graph. The graph helps students to stay motivated and make goals for future written responses.
The menus are easy to differentiate.
Teacher Prep Suggestions
Student Data Graph
Writing Paper with Rubric on the Paper
Editable PowerPoint that you can use to make additional menus to meet student or class needs
Please check out the preview to get a better idea of what is included and how it can be used in your classroom.
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