Room on the Broom Reader Response Activities

October is just around the corner. In an Infant classroom that means just one thing for story-time… Room on the Broom!

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I am sure that most of you are familiar with this fantastic collaboration between Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler. Here is a little “taster” if you haven’t encountered it yet.


It has lots of opportunities for children to join in a “read along” (Choral Reading). It is also completely “non-scary” as Halloween and Witch genres go. Room on the Broom is an absolute classic. Click here for a link to purchase it or visit your local library.

As you all know I just love, love reader response activities. So here are two reader response activities for Room on the Broom!
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click here to download 

I hope that you like my sheet. It is very simple for children to complete. With my Junior Infant class I act as a “scribe”. Each child draws his/her illustration and I write missing word for them. It is a fantastic way of showing emergent readers the significance of words and how they can change the meaning of sentence.

Scholastic have this fantastic colouring sheet as a free download:


Click here to download

I have two more Halloween themed Reader Response activities that I will be sharing with you over the next week. That should give you just enough time to beg, borrow or buy one of them before Halloween invades our classroom and homes!

Have fun,

Miss Mernagh:)

3 thoughts on “Room on the Broom Reader Response Activities

    • missmernagh says:

      Hi Orla,
      Thank you so much for taking the time to comment. It means the world to me to receive feedback and to know that my ideas are being used! I have lots more Halloween themed goodies to come. I am trying to publish them early so that teacher’s can factor them into their planning.
      What is your favourite read for this time of the year? I am always on the look out for new ones!
      Miss Mernagh 🙂

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