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Self-Guided Non-Fiction Reading Responses




Critical literacy begins in being able to decode a text and then analyze it for meaning, implicit and explicit themes, and the relationship of a text to a given perspective, author’s purpose, and related text and media.

Critical literacy is about a text and the motives of the people behind the text, and understanding how what we read and consume affect us. It requires us to become critical readers–to think “What am I doing,¬† and what might I do as a result.

The included cards provide questions that encourage critical reading of non-fiction works, with question list variations offered to emphasize keywords.

What’s Included¬†

-15 Non-Fiction Reading Response Cards

-2 Question List PDFs, one with bold keywords

You can use as:

  • writing prompts for reading journals
  • have students choose a number for independent reading
  • use as discussion prompts, or as exit slips
  • create assessments around them