Reading Log Sentence Starters
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Writing about reading has the potential to be extremely difficult for students.  The first few words can make or break the whole experience.  I like to think of sentence starters as the tipping point. Often, with the first sentence out of the way, thoughts seem to flow, and writing about reading becomes much easier.  Over time and with enough practice, students will be able to craft reading response summaries independently.  Until then, instruction can be scaffolded with sentence starters.  Incorporating the sentence starters listed below into a daily reading response log is an effective way to support writing skills and assess reading comprehension.

IT WAS FUNNY WHEN…

I’M CONFUSED…

I AGREE WITH…

I PICTURE…

I WANT…

I WAS SURPRISED WHEN…

I WISH…

I DON’T UNDERSTAND…

IN MY OPINION…

THE MOMENT WHEN…

Printable and Digital Daily Reading Summary Template

Printable and Digital Summary Reading Log
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I NOTICED…

I DISAGREE WITH…

I LEARNED…

I LOVED…

THE AUTHOR WANTS…

I WOULD CHANGE…

I FEEL…

NOW I UNDERSTAND…

THE AUTHOR SHOULD…

I REALIZED…

Reading Response Sentence Starters
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Reading Response Sentence Starters
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