Response Starters

Response Starters can be used in reading journals. I am thinking of having my students use them for homework in their "Independent Reading Notebooks" AND at school in their "Read Aloud Notebooks". Click on the pic below and enjoy!


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  1. I love these! I've done something similar for writing summaries but not for the other parts of a reading response.

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  2. I love this! These will go great in my "Literacy Binders" I'm creating next year!

    Rachel
    Go Fourth! With Owens

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  3. LOVE THIS! I think I'm going to send this home as part of their summer survival kit!

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  4. These are fantastic ideas! I'm curious about the different journals you mentioned. How often do students write in their different journals? How do you set up the format?
    Thanks for your inspiration!

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  5. My students do everything in notebooks, it's kind of silly. We joke in my class all the time about the different notebooks! Anyway, for reading my students have 2. Their "Read Aloud Notebooks" are where they respond to the books I read aloud (on-going novels or picture books). Their "Independent Reading Notebooks" are where they respond to their individual reading books. This notebook is mostly used at home for homework. I have not used the Response Starters yet. In their Read Aloud Notebooks I would give them prompts for responding, based on reading skills I was teaching. In their Independent Reading Notebooks, they would write a 2 to 3 sentence summary each night for homework. These lacked quality, which is why I created the Response Starters. Hope this helps.

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  6. Rebecca, I really like your response starters and will be using them with my students - question - do you have your students respond to what they read independently in school? I am looking for different ways for students to respond because I can never stay on top of responding to response letters...

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  7. Thanks for the comment. I plan to have my students use them to respond to their reading at home, and I will possibly use them to have students respond to my read-alouds.

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