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Reading Response Activities

These free reading response graphic organizers can add to your collection of reading workshop resources.

Download a copy of our reading response graphic organizers to help you work with students during your reader’s workshop.

You will find a range of pages to fit into your classroom.

This is another free resource for teachers and homeschool families from The Curriculum Corner.

These free reading response graphic organizers can add to your collection of reading workshop resources.

Independent Reading

An important component of reading workshop is independent reading.

While allowing children time to simply read and enjoy is most important, there are times when you want a glimpse into their thinking.

Providing students with a response page can allow for this to happen.

Before asking students to complete an organizer independently, it is always important for you to model during a mini-lesson.

Focus on a favorite read aloud and complete the organizer with your students.

As each one is introduced to the class add it to a growing supply of choices for written response in your classroom.

reading response graphic organizers

As students are reading independently or working at a literacy center with a group text, they can choose from several writing opportunities to show that they are being thoughtful readers.

These free reading response graphic organizers can add to your collection of reading workshop resources.

Reading Response Organizers:

If I Was the Author – Get your students thinking like an author.  In this written reading response activity students are asked to decide how they would change the ending to the story they are reading.

Letter to Character – Are your students thinking about the characters in the stories they’re reading?  This response will have them thinking about what they’d like to tell or ask a character as well as their thoughts and feelings about the character and his/her actions.

Make a Wish – Students often wish events in a story happened in a different way or had a different outcome.  This response gives them the opportunity to share their thoughts about what they WISH would have happened.

This is Important! – Making sure students read closely and monitor their reading for meaning is so important.  This response will have them thinking about an important event in the story.  They will first draw a picture of what happened (visualization) and then use details from the story to support their decision of this important event.

Character Feelings – Students will focus on the feelings of a character. They will be asked to share the events in the story that helped them determine the feelings.

What I Remember – Students will make a list of the important details they remember from their story.

You can download this free set of reading response graphic organizers here:

Graphic Organizers

You might also like: Reading Response Unit of Study.

As with all of our resources, The Curriculum Corner creates these for free classroom use. Our products may not be sold. You may print and copy for your personal classroom use. These are also great for home school families!

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Shannon Staton

Thursday 14th of August 2014

This is so very helpful!!! Thank you for sharing!!

Jean Hughes

Saturday 21st of December 2013

Thank you so much for all of this helpful information!!!! Thankyou for all the time yo put into this and for allowing us to use your resources. This is a wonderful find for me. I plan to share with my grade level team members as we have struggled finding ways to teach writing. Jean


Monday 25th of February 2013

Super helpful stuff. Thanks so much for making all of this available for FREE!

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