You can use these story response sheets to teach and review genre, author’s purpose, and text dependent questions throughout the school year. I have included one sheet for every story for Units 1-6 in Treasures (CA Edition). I usually pass out the story response sheets on Fridays. At the beginning of the year, we work on it whole class. Students can have conversations about the questions before writing the answers. Once you feel your students are ready, the sheets can become an independent assignment throughout the school year. The questions are text dependent which are part of common core standards. These sheets help our students learn to write out their answers in complete sentences using evidence from the text.
I have also included a colored student sheet for referencing author’s purpose.