Using QR Codes for Reading Responses

Howdy friends!  Today I wanted to share with you how I use QR Codes in my classroom to help remind my students to respond to their reading.  They have been a simple way to help my students remember to respond before, during, and after reading.

I know, I know...QR Codes are nothing new and they have been around for awhile!  I hope you stick around with me though because I want to show you how you can use QR codes for more than just listening to books in the Listening Center.

Here is a sample of the Reading Response Sheets that I use.  You can click on the pictures to grab the freebie and try them out for yourself.  They will only be free till March 31st, and then I'll have the full product version posted.

I laminated the reading response sheets and put them in my Library Center.  After my students read a book, they select either a fiction or non-fiction sheet to match their book and then they scan and respond to the voice prompt in their reading journal.  It really gives my students an authentic way to respond after reading to text.  Anything to keep them writing and responding....right?!?!

I'm also trying to teach my students that readers write and answer questions while they are reading.  I cut out the QR Codes and tape them inside certain books, so that my students will stop and respond during reading.  They LOVE finding the QR Codes, it's like a hunt.  I also like to tape the QR Codes to the back of the book, so they remember to respond after they finish a book.

The Reading Response QR Codes include main idea, summary writing, author's purpose, most important detail, and MANY more.  Make sure you grab the freebie and try it out in your class!  Let me know how it goes.


  1. Wow this is an awesome way to use QR codes! I love that you don't have to make any special copies to go with each book, and there is no paper to keep track of! Just scan and respond in their notebooks...Genius!

    Mrs. Plemons' Kindergarten

  2. What a creative idea. Never thought to put them inside the book or text! Definitely something to think about...thanks for sharing!

  3. OMG!! What an awesome use for QR codes. I am planning to do a short iPad training at my school using QR codes and this would be perfect to share with my fellow co-workers. And I am definitely going to try them out in my classroom. Thanks so much for sharing and for joining me for another blog hop. You rock!

    Buzzing With Mrs. McClain


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