Readers Response Questions

Reader Response Questions

For homework, students are asked to read for 30 minutes.  They can respond to the reading by selecting at least two of the following questions.



  • What questions do you have so far? 
  • Describe in detail what you think the main character or setting looks like.  (Visualizing)  What adjectives and adverbs in the story helped you visualize?
  • What connections are you making?
  • Which words are you stuck on?  Did you figure out their meanings?  What are the meanings?
  • What do you think will happen next?  How do you think the story will end?
  • Who is your favorite character so far and why?
  • If a character is telling the story, who is it?  Describe this character.
  • Does the main character remind you of yourself?  Compare and/or contrast.
  • What are some clues of how the main character is feeling?
  • What are some reasons that the main character does what he/she is doing?
  • How does the story make you feel and why?
  • What problem does the main character have?  How do you predict will he/she solve it?
  • Is the story what you thought it would be about?  If not, what surprised you?
  • Summarize what has happened so far.
  • If you could talk to the main character, what would you say?
  • Would you like to live in this place or time?  Tell why or why not.
  • What obstacles does the setting provide that the main character must overcome?  Would this story work in another setting?
  • Is there an antagonist (someone who provides an obstacle) to the main character?  What details lead you to say this?  


Non Fiction

  • What words are you stuck on?  How can you find out what they mean?
  • How does the information relate to what you already know?
  • Are you confused?  How can you fix that?
  • Have any of your questions been answered?  What questions do you still have?
  • Find two words that are key to the section you are reading now.  Why are these words important?
  • Write 3 important facts that you have learned so far.
  • Explain what happened in the last paragraph you read.
  • Describe what you visualized as you read.
  • What has surprised you about this topic?