I try really hard not to reinvent the wheel, so when I thought about creating a reading response menu last year, I scoured the Internet. My third graders read 30 minutes a night, and in the past, summaries got to be a bit monotonous. I wanted to be able to make reading at home enjoyable and allow my students to have more choice. Luckily, I found a fabulous resource online! It was exactly what I was looking for. Ms. Winston came to the rescue! If you have not stumbled onto her fabulous website, you are in for a treat.
I made a "Reading Response Menu" cover, and then I stapled it to whole sheets of her reading response sheets that you can find HERE (along with a ton of other goodies)! I know that they are not meant to be a "packet", that they are meant to be cut into response cards, but hey! My students LOVE doing their reading homework and completing some of the activities like interviewing the author, "Picture This", and making connections. So, no matter how you use it with your own kids, they are bound to enjoy it. The best part?! I didn't have to spend hours making something similar on my own! AMAZING! If you want to snag my menu cover... you know the drill! :)