Reading Response Starters

Sample Sentence Starters
I began to think…
I love the way…
I can't believe…
I wonder why…
I noticed…
I think…
I observed…
I wonder…
If I were…
I'm not sure…
I felt sad when…
I like the way the author…
I wish that…
This made me think of…
I was surprised…
It seems like…
I'm not sure…
This story teaches…
I began to think of …

I wonder what this means…
I really don't understand this part…
I really like/dislike this idea because…
This character reminds me of somebody I know because…
This character reminds me of me because…
This character is like (name of the character) in (title of book) because…
I think this setting is important because…
This scene reminds me of a similar scene in (title of book) because…
I like/dislike this writing because…
This part is very realistic/unrealistic because…
I think the relationship between ______ and ______ is interesting because…
I like/dislike (name of character) because…
This situation reminds me of one in my own life. It happened when…
The character I most admire is ______ because…
If I were (name of character) at this point, I would …



 

 

Idea Starters

What you liked or disliked and why
What you wish had happened
What you wish the author had included
Your opinion of the characters
Your opinion of the illustrations, table and figures
What you felt as you read
What you noticed when you read
Questions you have after reading