Reading Response Letter Guidelines and Examples

by Matt on December 7, 2009

in Class Notes, Homework Examples, Literacy

Reading Response Letters

Here are the examples, guidelines, and rubric from class. Use this information as you work at becoming a better reader and writer! Please print these materials out and glue them into your HRL for reference!

Reading Response Guidelines.pdf

Reading Response Example.pdf

Reading Response Sentence Helpers.pdf

Reading Response Rubric.pdf

If you are interested in additional ideas for teaching literacy, I highly recommend The Daily Five and The CAFE Book: Engaging All Students in Daily Literary Assessment and Instruction. If you are looking for engaging, practical lessons for teaching reading comprehension, I also recommended Reciprocal Teaching at Work: Powerful Strategies and Lessons for Improving Reading Comprehension, 2nd Edition or any other teaching book by Lori Oczkus

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Edna E. Allen September 27, 2010 at 2:25 pm

I loved this idea! Thank you!


Matt September 27, 2010 at 4:09 pm

Hi Edna,

I found this letter to be a helpful method of checking in with my students on a regular basis, but wasn’t unbearable for (most of) my students and myself. There might be updated information and forms in the Important Documents section:

I originally got this idea from the website:



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