Reader's Response

Formative Work


  • Develop your critical and creative thinking skills, reading skills and writing skills, as you reflect on your reading, identify connections and passages, and pose questions.

  • Lay the groundwork for future success in summative assessments.

  • Create some of the evidence needed to demonstrate competency in the context of your Semester Portfolio.

Reader's responses completed over time and throughout the semester offer evidence of ongoing development as a reader which is one of the ways you will demonstrate competency as a self-directed learner in your Semester-End Assessment.

As you can see in the sample on the right, a reader's response to a literary work does not focus on summary. Instead, it is a record of your ongoing, personal, and authentic dialog with a text. By the time you have finished a novel, your response should include:

Sample Reader's Response

Reader's Response Sample.pdf