Reading Response Questions – Effective Independent Reading Activities for Any Book

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These Reading Response Questions ask your students to think critically and creatively about their independent reading, literature circles, or class novels.

You can use these reading response cards as…
Writing prompts
Discussion topics for pairs or small groups
A focused activity for quiet reflection

Each reading response card asks students to imagine or create something new based on the plot, characters, conflicts, themes, and setting of a novel. Includes blank reading response cards for you to add your own.

Use these reading response task cards with:
✅ Independent Reading
✅ Class Novel
✅ Literature Circles

Find more ideas for using these Creative Reading Response Task Cards!

What teachers like you are saying about these independent reading activities:

Dayanara B.
Dayanara B.
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“This is a great way to get students engaged in their novels. I use it for book clubs and so far students are having a great time discussing the novel using these cards.”
Cortney K.
Cortney K.
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“These have helped to vary my students' journal entries and helped me to stay flexible with their independent reading books!”
Eileen L.
Eileen L.
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“These [reading response cards] are a MUST HAVE! I usually hang these around the room and have students answer a certain amount of each question type. I love that they need to think outside the box and they love that they are completing "typical ELA" work.”


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