Reading and writing can be so fun, especially when you simply can read and write about your thoughts. How can we make reading written response a powerful and engaging activity? Here are Six Simple Ways to do Written Reading Response.
This is a reading response you can do while you read a fictional narrative or literary nonfiction.
This reading response has two parts: before you read and after you read.
At First I think…
But now I think…
A postcard is a quick note you send to someone to share where you are and what you’re doing. Create a postcard about your reading by:
After reading, reflect on what you read and think, “How does this text connect to my own life?” You can use this sentence frame to help:
In the text, I thought _____ was interesting because _____. In my own life this reminds me of ____, because _____. I believe _____, because the text said _____.
During reading, think about how this text connects or relates to another text, story, or song and write a comp. You can use this sentence frame to help:
In this text, _____, this reminds me of ____, because they both ____.
If the author made a to-do list for a main character, what would it say?
Thanks for reading, I hope you found a helpful way to respond to texts. Feel free to browse these related strategies: