Active Reading Response Sheet- getting students to recognize and record the reading comprehension skills they're using while they read. This is an example from one of my 2nd grade highly-capable students.
These 16 comprehension activities are designed to reinforce comprehension skills for those in grades 3-5. The targeted grade level is 4, but depending upon the student skill level, they can be used in lower or higher grades. The activities are great for homework, extra practice, review, homeschooling, self-starting. Answer keys are included. $
Reading Comprehension can be difficult but with these Reading Comprehension Graphic Organizers, students are supported via sentence frames and vocabulary suggestions specific to the comprehension skill or strategy. Students will learn to discuss and write about text using high level academic language.
Reading Response Journals are the perfect place for students to respond to novels that are read aloud in the classroom. This Reading Response Journal covers 10 different reading skills and strategies. There is a Divider Tab for each skill or strategy, each with a built in Anchor Chart. This resource also includes Mini Lessons to introduce each skill or strategy. These journals were designed for use with Literature Texts and intended for Upper Elementary classrooms.
Reading response menus give students some choice while allowing teachers to hold students accountable for independent reading and assess their understanding of various comprehension skills. Learning to write about text will help students to deepen their understanding and prepare them for standardized testing.