Reading Response Menu
Choice 1- Make Music
Write a poem, song, or rap to describe a character, the setting, the problem, the plot, the solution, or the theme of the story.
As you read, write a 2-3 sentence summary of each paragraph or chapter.
Draw a picture of something amazing that the author described. Show how you picture that scene in your mind. Write a short description of the scene.
Choice 4-Text-to-Self Connection
Write a paragraph of how something or someone in the book relates to you and your life.
Choice 5- Prediction
Write a few sentences about a prediction of what you think will happen in the next story. Don’t forget to use the word because to explain the reasoning behind your predictions. (Only predict in books you have not read.)
Choice 6- Question
Write five questions you have about the reading. Try to answer the questions as you read. Or, pretend you are a teacher. Write and answer five questions you think a teacher should ask.
Choice 7- I Prompts (Choose three to answer)
I noticed I didn’t like I wasn’t sure
I discovered I would change I was scared
I was surprised I would add I thought it was funny
I could understand I wish I was excited
I couldn’t understand I would prefer I thought it was unusual
I agree I expected I thought it was interesting
I disagree I didn’t expect I predict(next chapter)
I felt I remembered
I enjoyed I had forgotten
I liked I couldn’t believe
Choice 8- Author
Complete a journal entry about the author. You can do research to learn about them. You can also answer one or more of the following questions in paragraph form:
Why do you think the author wrote this book?
What is the author trying to tell us?
What did the author have to know in order to write this book?
What did the author do to hook the reader in the beginning of the book?
What would you ask the author if he/she were here? Why?
Choice 9- Characters
Complete a journal entry about the main characters. Choose one of the following:
Write a one to two sentence description of each character.
Do the characters seem alive or believable? Which ones? Why?
Do any characters change throughout the story? What helps them change?
Are any characters like others you have “met” in other books or in real life? Which ones? Why?
Choice 10- Plot
Complete a journal entry about what happened in the story.
Sequence events in the story.
Were you able to predict the ending? How? Why or why not?
What was the most important part of the story? Why?
What other ways might the story have ended?
What is the main idea of the story? What was the author’s message?
Choice 11- Setting
Answer all of the questions about the setting of the story in paragraph form.
Where and when does the story take place? How do you know?
Do you know a place like the one in the book? Where is it? Describe it.