Each of my students has a reading journal. After I read aloud, I have my students respond to a questions. I may put up 3 questions and they have to pick one to answer in 4-5 sentences. The goal is to get deep into the story. Depending on the level of the students, I may also have them draw and explain what is happening in the paragraph. The questions are always open ended to get them thinking! Sometimes, I may have to reread certain parts of what I read, since I don’t have multiple copies of the read alouds.