My students are learning to love to read. They have time almost daily in my reading class to read books of their own choosing. They have been writing responses to their books each day. One of my requirements is to teach the Common Core State Standards. As we learn our new standards, we will also update our response questions.
In preparation for this, I have created CCSS questions for grades six, seven, and eight for Standards 1-6. These will require more thoughtful responses and deeper thinking than our previous responses, although our previous questions also required analysis and synthesis of ideas. We did not, however, delve much into the craft and structure of text as deeply as the CCSS require.
What questions have you devised for independent reading?
What suggestions do you have?