Student Reading Response Mats for Reading Conferences

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Keeping Up with Mrs Harris
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1st - 2nd
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Ready to implement reading conferences during your readers workshop block, but not sure how to get started? These Student Response Mats will help jump start your goal setting, monitoring, and standards mastery! As you meet with students during their independent reading time, take note of their strengths and areas of growth. Pair their area of growth with a response mat. Students use sticky notes to jot down their notes, ideas, thoughts, and responses to their books using the mats to show their progress and mastery of the skill and/or standard. When a student masters a goal, change their mat to work on a new skill!

Response Mats (30 in all) are divided into the following categories:

  • Before Reading
  • After Reading
  • During Reading
  • Nonfiction Books
  • Character Analysis

Now includes digital versions of the mats as well for eLearning Days or Digital Learning.

Get the most of the mats by placing them in dry erase pouches and place the sticky notes on top for students to respond to or laminate the pages. Students can reuse the same mats by placing sticky notes on top of their existing ones while they wait to meet with you for their check in conference.

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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Ask and answer questions about key details in a text.
Retell stories, including key details, and demonstrate understanding of their central message or lesson.
Describe characters, settings, and major events in a story, using key details.
Ask and answer questions about key details in a text.
Identify the main topic and retell key details of a text.


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