Reading Response Questions: Fiction
- What does the main character(s) learn in this story?
- What do you predict will happen next in this story? What information helped you make that prediction?
- What is the main problem of the story? How was the problem solved?
- What is the setting of the story? How do you know? Does the setting impact the story?
- What was your favorite part of the story and why?
- Who is the main character? Describe him/her using three adjectives/character traits.
- Why do you think the author wrote the story?
- What lesson did you learn from this story? Please explain.
- Is there anything you would change about the story? What is it? Why?
- Would you like to be a character in this story? Why or why not? Use details from the story to support your answer.
- How do you feel about this story? Would you recommend it to someone else? Why or why not?
- Summarize what you read today. What were the most important events? Did you learn anything new about the characters?
- What is the main idea of the story? What is it mainly about? Explain your answer using details.
- What was your favorite part of this story? Why? Use specific details from the story to support your answer.
- If you were the author, what would you change in the story? Why would you make that change?
- Is what you read believable? Why or why not? Use details to support your answer.
Reading Response Questions: Non-Fiction
- What is the main idea of the selection? What is it mainly about?
- What did you find interesting about this selection? Why? Explain.
- Did you find an interesting or unknown word in this selection? What is it? What does it mean? Use a dictionary to help you find out its meaning and write a sentence of your own using that word.
- What are the most important ideas in the selection you read? What information in the text let you know this was important? Explain.
- Why did the author probably write this selection? How do you know?
- Write a summary or what you read. What did you learn? What did you find interesting?
- What was the main idea of the selection that you read? What were the supporting details that told you more about the main idea? Make an idea web to organize your thinking.
- What else would you like to know about the topic you read? How and where could you find out more information about the topic you read about today?
- Were there any text features that helped you better understand your reading? What were they and how did they help you? Explain your answer.
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