Reading Response and Genre Study pages to be completed by students and/or the class that cover a variety of reading strategies!
In my class, students are challenged to read 30 books during the school year, trying for 10 each trimester. We encourage them to read from a variety of genres (listed below) and respond to their reading by filling out a page in their Reader's Response book
My team is going to introduce and focus on a few genres per trimester, and help students complete those genres by doing book talks, picture or chapter book read alouds (to hook them in to a new genre/series,) and book tastings/speed dating.
Included in this resource:
-Reading Response Cover
-Books Completed Page (with page number, book numbers, or blank)
-Suggested Book List (explained below)
-Example Pages (Continuing to add---have Historical Fiction, Realistic Fiction, Scary/Horror and Humor in the file, so far)
-Response Requirements Rubric
14 Genre Specific Pages for:
Adventure (Plot/Story Details)
Animal Fiction (Visualization)
(Auto)Biography (Character Traits and Facts)
Award Winner/Nominated (Opinion)
Fantasy (Summarize-Somebody Wanted But So Then)
Historical Fiction (Time Period and Setting, with Research)
Humor (Story Elements)
Informational (Main Idea and Details)
Mystery (Story Elements with Clues)
Myth/Folk/Fairy Tale (Character Analysis)
Realistic Fiction (Visualization and Summary)
Sequel/Series (Research on Author/Summary)
Scary/Horror (Plot Mountain)
Science Fiction (Summary/Story Details)
15 (Blank) Organizers for:
Character Analysis (2 versions)
Compare and Contrast
Instagram (Major Events/Point of View)
Point of View
Selfie (Major Events/Point of View)
Story Snapshots (Visualization/Summarize)
Summarize (Somebody Wanted But So Then)
Summarize (First, Then, Next, Finally)
I have included a "Suggested Books" list with both picture and chapter books. After completing a page with students, I will continue to update this resource with pictures of the completed pages, to give you ideas!
My team is printing 11 pages: a few genre specific (printing x2 of each genre organizer side-by-side and is completing one WITH the students so they are aware of expectations,) as well as some blank organizers, and the sequel/series page for each trimester in a booklet. I have included these in the resource to give you an idea of how my team is organize our reading.
Look at the preview to get a better idea of what is included!