With “World Book Day” coming up, I wanted to direct you to some useful resources on LearningGrids that could help your students record their ideas in response to texts they have read. These resources will enhance your students’ love of reading while helping them to engage with and understand of a variety text types.
We have resources in our new Personal Response category to aid with text response skills. The Clicker Board Book Cover Detective is a flexible resource; it could be used to support a whole class discussion, a paired activity or be used by individuals. Students can insert key words or longer explanations into the blank cells. If you would like a student to verbally record their answers, they can click the Cell icon in the left toolbar and insert a Voice Note for each box.
You can use the Board as it has been created, or adapt the focus/subheadings by double-clicking within the cells and changing the text. You might prefer “Favorite Part,” “Genre,” “Plot,” or “Problem” subheadings and use these to align to your lesson objectives.
Another useful set is the Book Review Frame Word Bank, which supports learners by offering sentence starters and key vocabulary to help them to structure their review.
Find these resources and more on LearningGrids.
Have fun being reading detectives!