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Reading Responses (Reading Comprehension Questions for ANY Book!) | Print & Google Slides Activity

Engage students in meaningful discussions with 65 literature reading response question cards. Addressing setting, characters, plot, and more, these cards promote critical thinking and reading strategies. Available in print or digital format, suitable for grades 3-8. Check out the preview for more details.


65 Questions + Digital Versions
PDF, Google Apps™

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LIT SPARKS: These 65 reading response question cards (print or digital) for literature will help your students engage in meaningful and insightful discussions about the books they are reading.

The cards address setting, characters, plot, theme, author’s purpose, mood, tone and more. Students will need to use reading strategies such as inference, summarizing, comparing and contrasting etc. to dig deeper into the text.



  • 65 Task Cards (prints 4 to a page)
    • Black-line
    • Color
  • Recording Sheets


  • Google Slides
  • ***Easel Activity (only available if you purchase on TPT)
  • Question Randomizer Video


  • Digital or Print
  • 65 Different Questions to Choose From
  • Card or List Formats
  • Use with any book!

Great for 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, or 8th grade!


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NOTE: This resource uses American English and is not editable.

Here are some suggestions for using these cards:

– Use in conjunction with close reading.

– Use as writing prompts for reading journals.

– Require students to complete a certain number of cards each week for their independent reading.

– Use in guided reading groups and literature circles as discussion prompts.

– Use as prompts for partner discussions.

– Use in reading strategy and literacy centers.

– Choose one card to project for the whole class to use as a writing prompt.

– Allow students to draw cards randomly as writing or discussion prompts (always very popular!) USE THE RANDOM QUESTION SELECTOR VIDEO TO ADD TO THE FUN!

– Use after silent reading or the weekend to discuss what students have been reading independently.

Many of these cards would also work well for close reading. You will find a student response sheet that may come in handy for some of the ideas listed above. At the end of the document you will find the 65 questions in list format, as well as the Common Core Standards addressed in this product written out by grade level (grades 3-8) for easy reference.

Teacher Tip

Here’s what teachers are saying:

✏️ “This contains SO many wonderful questions I would never think of. These help for on the spot discussions, as well as reader’s response questions. I have multiple copies printed around the room for easy access whenever I need them! Wonderful resource.” -Marissa J.

✏️ “These are great! I love the versatility of your task cards. They work so well for all kinds of activities. The questions here are rich and open ended but easily accessible for all students.” -Kathryn O.

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  • Reading Response Worksheets Bundle
  • Book Reports for Any Book


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About the Author

Rachel Lynette is a published author of over 120 nonfiction books for children on a variety of subjects, as well as several teacher resource books. She has written for publishers such as Harcourt, Thompson-Gale, Rosen, Children’s Press, Evan-Moor, Kagan, and several others. This resource reflects more than a decade of professional writing experience.

Terms of Use

This resource was created by Rachel Lynette and Cassi Noack for Minds in Bloom INC., all rights reserved. It may be used by the original purchaser for single class use only. Teachers may distribute this product in email, through google classroom or over the Internet to their students (and parents) as long as the site is password protected. In other words, you may distribute it to your own students, but may not put it on the Internet where it could be publicly found and downloaded.

If you want to share this resource with colleagues, please purchase additional licenses. Thank you for respecting these terms of use.

This product is happily brought to you by Rachel Lynette and Cassi Noack of Minds in Bloom

SKU: 129828

Additional information

Main Subjects

Close Reading, Literature, Reading

Grade Level

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Resource Type

Centers, Task Cards

17 reviews for Reading Responses (Reading Comprehension Questions for ANY Book!) | Print & Google Slides Activity

  1. The Learner Centered Classroom

    This is a great selection of comprehension questions for any kind of book! My students have been engaged in choosing the question that interests them most or which one fits their book the best.

  2. Sierra P.

    My son kept a reading journal where he answered one question a day about what he’d read. It was nice to just print and go for whatever book he wanted without having to think of my own questions.

  3. Kelli Oldfather

    Never disappointed with products from this seller. (I have purchased A LOT from her!) User friendly, helpful to students and myself, and exactly what I am looking for to teach these concepts and standards. I am using these to teach students with learning disabilities, easy to differentiate with this resource. Thank you!

  4. Jessica T.

    I provide these cards for my tutoring students to use in between tutoring sessions. I appreciate the variety of questions and that they are applicable to any fiction story. 🙂

  5. Theresa Robinson

    I changed grade levels this year so I have had to find lots of resources for teaching new skills. I’m very picky. This is a great product and was very helpful with my 3rd graders. Thank you!

  6. Tori B.

    I used these for reading groups when I taught fifth grade. Sometimes they would respond verbally, other times they would write out their responses. The students LOVED these!!

  7. Amanda G.

    My students enjoyed using these comprehension questions during guided reading when they have to write about what they read. Easy for them to choose a prompt they want to write about.

  8. robin C.

    This was a good resource to use after independent reading. Good reflections for my student.

  9. Mary S.

    These questions are great for centers and independent work since they can be used with any text!

  10. Dean G.

    I used the cards when students Read with a Partner. Each partner has to pick a discussion card to use. After reading the book together, they have to ask and discuss the questions before selecting a new book.

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