Get to Know Your Readers With Reading Response Letters - and Do Away with Pesky Reading Logs Forever

Procedures & Expectations in the Upper Elementary Classroom

Who Needs to Use Reading Response Letters in the Classroom?

You do! They are the perfect supplement to your daily conferring during Reading Workshop time! Reading Response Letters guarantee you hear from each reader, each week! They also replace those pesky reading logs (you know the ones that everyone lies on anyway - sorry/not sorry).

Reading Response Letters:

  • Allow your students time to reflect on their reading and to think deeply about the text 
  • Give you the opportunity to respond and guide/push your reader's thinking about text
  • Offer authentic situations to write/talk about text with an adult and peers
  • Are a safe place to ask questions about text, practice and write about reading comprehension strategies, and give and offer book recommendations

So What are You Waiting For?

Grab my freebie to see if you can make Reading Response Letters work in your classroom this year! This freebie outlines the procedures and expectations needed for success.

Reading Response Letters are the best way to see what your students are reading.

Learn from My Mistakes

I've experimented with Reading Response Letters ever since Fountas and Pinnell published their first Guided Reading book. It took me several years to fine tune a set of Reading Response Letter procedures/expectations.

Reading Response Letters in the Classroom
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Stick With it and You Won't Regret the Outcome

I must admit, I wanted to give up and give in many times. Grading and responding to Reading Response Letters can get very overwhelming without an organized system. But don't fear, I'm sharing my tips and tricks with you so you you don't have to reinvent the wheel.  Click HERE to learn more about Reading Response Letters today!

Use this sample to model reading response letters for your students.

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