This little foldable bookmark is by far the most popular item in my Teachers Pay Teachers store! It’s an easy to use reading response format for any novel. And it’s FREE! The picture above shows the bookmark folded for keeping a student’s place in her book.
Open, it’s a full sheet of paper (two sides) with spaces for lots of story element details. With everything in one place, it’s a handy resource to use over and over again in middle school or upper elementary classrooms. Here are the two sides:
As you can see, it contains spaces for students to fill in information about the main character, other characters, the setting, the plot, the genre, and the problem and its solution, as well as the student’s favorite scene, and a place to rate the book and write a recommendation.
You can download it now from my Classroom in the Middle store. Make a little stack of copies and you’ll be all set for any novels your kids read this year!
UPDATE: There is also a set of book response bookmarks for a variety of literature genres – both fiction and non fiction available now. You can see it HERE.
In the store, you will also see resources for novel studies of classic middle school and upper elementary novels, task cards for specific story elements and other reading skills, and resources for teaching informational texts and close reading.
Here is a look at a few of those resources. Click on any of them for a closer look, or just check out the reading section of my store while you’re there to pick up the free bookmark.