Ready-to-Go Reading Response Questions to Get Your Students Thinking
Here are 20 “Lit Spark” Reading Response questions for your students. They are perfect for literature circles, individual writing prompts, or even just class discussions.
Here are some great ways to use literature response questions:
- Use alongside your close reading.
- Use as writing prompts for reading journals.
- Require students to complete a certain number of responses each week for their independent reading.
- Great for guided reading groups and literature circles as discussion prompts
- Use as prompts for partner discussions
- Include in your literacy centers
- Choose one response question to project for the whole class to use as a writing prompt.
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20 Literature Response Questions
- What is the most interesting thing you know about the main character of your book?
- Think about a setting in your book. If you were in the setting, what are some things you might see?
- Describe an important event from your book and tell why it is important.
- Who is your favorite character in your book? Why is this character your favorite?
- Pretend that you get to create a new character for this book. What role i the story would your new character play?
- If you could give the main character in your book some advice, what would you tell him or her?
- List six adjectives that describe the main character of this book.
- What point of view is your book written in? How do you know?
- Do you like the main character of your book? Why or why not?
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- Think of an important event in your book. How would the story have changed if this event had not happened?
- Summarize this book or the chapter you just read in ten words or less.
- List three facts about this book. Then, list three opinions about it.
- If you could ask the main character of this book three questions, what would you ask?
- Think about your book. Then finish this sentence in 3 different ways: I wonder….
- Thinks of a new title for you your book. Why do you think this is a good title?
- Do you think this book was well written? Why or why not?
- In what ways would this book be different if it were set 100 years in the past?
- What is the main conflict that the main character in your book must face?
- What are some important relationships in your book?
- Think about a supporting character in your book. How would the book be different if that character did not exist?