Readers Are Writers Too!

Contributor: Jennifer Blanchard. Lesson ID: 13483

Reading and writing go together! It's easier to write after you just read something that gave you ideas. Explore this lesson to see how and practice with a book of your choice!


Reading, Writing

learning style
personality style
Grade Level
Intermediate (3-5)
Lesson Type
Quick Query

Lesson Plan - Get It!

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Read this quote below:

Pam Allyn quote

  • What does this quote mean?
  • What is it trying to say about reading and writing?
  • Do they go together or are they always separate?
  • Have you ever read a book and had a hard time explaining what it was about afterward?

In this lesson, you will learn how to write longer responses about reading. This will help you to think about your books and to share your thoughts about what you read.

Sometimes, you jot down quick notes or thoughts as you're reading.

Other times, you have thoughts while you're reading but don't put them down on paper right away. When you are finished reading, you write them down and explain them more fully.

These written responses that happen after reading are usually a little longer, so you can explain your thoughts with more detail. It's also important to include text evidence.

Sometimes, it's hard to know where to start when it's time to write about reading.

Here are some sentence stems that can start off your thinking and your written response. These sentence stems usually lead to longer responses where you can explain yourself fully.

I'm thinking...

I'm wondering...

The author's message is...

I'm feeling...

This reminds me of...

The best part of this book was...


Continue on to the Got It? section to begin practicing with this!

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