Reading Response Notebook and New Freebies

I want to be sure my students are really reading and not secretly dreaming about what they are going to have for lunch even though they look like they're reading!
Just out of the oven~ a new creation to hold kids accountable for independent reading during Daily 5 Read to Self or to use during Reading Workshop! Yes! 

I took the best of the Cafe Menu and sprinkled it with a little metacognition and added some sweet reading strategy tips (and of course, a dash of cute) and there you have it, a reading response notebook that can be used with just about any book~ both fiction and nonfiction.

You can choose a mentor text too and assign a fitting prompt. Students cut out the prompt header and glue it into the notebook and then respond in writing. The best part is that the prompts can be used again and again as sort of a spiral review.

If you want to read more about this product, just click on the cover page image at the top to see it at my TPT store
As with any new item, it is offered at a discount for a limited time!

Here's my example! (Note the zebra print, my fav)

 By the way, I've discovered recently that coloring can be very therapeutic and relaxing! I've been doing a lot of coloring for new item samples lately! Thank goodness for twistable colored pencils, the best invention yet in my opinion! They are on my school supply list and I highly recommend them, especially for coloring detailed pictures neatly. Goodness, we have enough pencils to sharpen! 

There is also a plain cover if you teach older students that are not into cute or coloring!

 Here are a few more views:

These are just a few samples of the prompts from the pack:

If you have been thinking about starting response journal notebooks with your class, this is an easy way to get going! The pages fit in both a composition book or a spiral, so you can use whatever you have purchased or collected for your class. 

I was thinking that these prompt headers would also make for great task cards at a writing center when printed on colored cardstock if notebooks are not your thing! This is an example of a measurement task card set I copied on colored paper laminated to last.

 So, if you want to read more about the reading response notebook, just click on the cover page image at the top to see it at my TPT store
As with any new item, it is offered at a discount for a limited time!

On another note, I have updated some items and added some new freebies, including fonts to download and math work mats at my store. While you're there, you may want to browse around to see what you might like or need! Check all of the categories on the left of my store homepage, not just freebies, as they may be found throughout the store.

You can grab this colorful work mat for math fact modeling practice. The image will take you there! Hope you find some other things you can use!

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