I hope you had a great Thanksgiving with your family and friends!
Today I am including a Reading Response Freebie that I love using with my kindergartners and 1st graders. I find that my students can almost always tell me a lot about a story that I read to them, but I also want them to become experts at writing about stories we read. So to help them become expert reading responders, I use graphic organizers regularly in my classroom. You can check out one I use in my room below. This one has two different versions so that I can differentiate based on my students’ abilities. In the first graphic organizer students can write a list of the story elements: characters, character details, setting and important events. The second graphic organizer has larger boxes where students can instead draw a picture of the characters and setting.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.1.3– Describe characters, settings, and major events in a story, using key details.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.K.3– With prompting and support, identify characters, settings, and major events in a story.
Please check out the graphic organizer here!
Thanks so much to Kristin over at iteach 1 to 1 for the shout out! She is one of the many teacher bloggers that inspired us to start our own blog!