Teaching reading strategies and skills lights me up! I love to create new tools to help my students become active and engaged readers, thus helping them build their reading comprehension skills.
Reading Response Mini Books are one of the many tools in my “teaching toolbox” to get students excited about responding to their reading, as well as be held accountable for their independent reading time.
There are 17 different skills included in this Reading Response Mini Book set, that are a mix of reading strategies and reading skills. Some of the mini books have more than one option for differentiation.
My favorite way to introduce these mini books is with a read aloud. I choose one strategy or skill that I want to explicitly teach and define it using one of the included anchor charts. I then give students the corresponding Mini Book.
Each Mini Book has six “pages” on one sheet of paper. Students simply fold the Mini Book into sixths and then we work through it together during a read aloud.
For example, when I am teaching the reading strategy “making predictions,” I display the anchor chart and tell students that we are going to practice making predictions together with a story that I will read aloud. Students take their Making Predictions Mini Book and fold it into sixths.
I begin reading the read aloud and stop at two points to let students predict and quickly draw a matching picture. I give students the chance to partner share their predictions or share them aloud. This definitely gets ALL students engaged!
Once I have completed a Mini Book with my students, I add it to their independent reading activity task list, which might be something I assign for homework, during reading rotations, or as a post literature circles activity.
Here’s just a few reasons why I love Reading Response Mini Books:
- Reinforces reading skills & strategies
- Encourages active reading
- Independent reading response activity
- Use with any read aloud
- Perfect guided reading activity
- Reading strategy wall display
I would love for you to try out a free Reading Response Mini Book with your class!
Or, if you are ready to add this amazing resource to your teaching toolbox, CLICK HERE for the set!
Want to see even more? Here’s a link to a video previewing more of the set.
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