This is a Literature Response Log for Lady Lollypop by Dick King-Smith
I use the literature log with small groups who are homogeneously grouped by reading level or interest. The literature log is a way for students to discuss and respond in writing to each chapter of the book as they read. This literature log is focused on general comprehension of the text. I also use this literature log with third graders who are beginning to read and write in cursive. I have a modified cursive font, but if you would like me to send you the document in word format so you can use your own font, just email me. I’ve done a pdf here to maintain all the formatting.
I always have the students read from the actual text. I vary the reading between students reading aloud in turn around the table, choral reading, and silent reading. In my classroom, a teacher is present to facilitate the discussion of each day’s question, and to check for understanding. Through these questions I focus on students writing in complete sentences, rephrasing the question into their answer, and writing with correct spelling, grammar, and punctuation.
The answers for this literature log vary based on predictions and the students understanding. Of course, some questions do have “right” answers, as some are based directly on the text.
Key Words: Literature log, reading group, small group literacy, Dick King Smith, Lady Lollypop, reading response, Bloom’s taxonomy, writing in complete sentences, cursive, D’Nelian, Laura Donner
This work by Laura Donner
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