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Knowledge and Skills Statement

Response skills: listening, speaking, reading, writing, and thinking using multiple texts. The student responds to an increasingly challenging variety of sources that are read, heard, or viewed.

Ask students to complete a story map or reading response sheet or to draw/write a reflection in a notebook as a response to a text. Pose questions to initiate a response.

Example Questions:

  • What does the story make you think of or remember?
  • Did you like the story? Why or why not?
  • What was your favorite part of the story?
  • Who was your favorite character in the story?
  • Tell me about a part of the story or what happened in the story.
  • Why should someone read this story?
  • Would you recommend this story to a friend? Why or why not?
  • Is there anything you would want to say to a character?
  • Is there anything you would want to tell the author?


  • Student responses will vary, and degrees of student ability will vary as well. When assessing this SE, focus specifically on whether the child can respond to a text in a logical manner.
  • The quality of the response will be dependent on where the student is developmentally. By the end of kindergarten, all students should be able to respond to a text orally, with illustrations, and with writing.
a verbal or written reaction to something that is read, written, or heard