Reader's Notebook: Reading Response Topics
- Grades: 3–5
Students also have lined paper in this last section of their notebook. While the IDR task sheets and the "Sticky Note Tracker Sheets" are used when I want students to quickly record their thinking as they read or show their understanding of a mini-lesson concept, the reading response topics are to be used when I expect students to truly write about their reading.
As a class, we create a rubric that is used to evaluate the quality of students' responses. Students are required to complete a reading response entry twice a month. For students who I believe need to be challenged, I may request weekly responses.