Integrate Reading, Writing, and Art!
Proficient readers visualize what they are reading! Reinforce visualization with these Draw and Write Literature Response templates, which prompt students to draw their responses to literature, then write to support their drawing. While this strategy motivates all students to think about the text and expand their writing, research shows it is especially effective for visual learners, ELL students, reluctant writers, and students with special needs. In addition to setting students up for successful writing, drawing their responses to literature prior to writing can also help students remember significant text details, increasing comprehension skills and recall!
The literature-response prompts are generic enough to be used with a variety of fiction selections, and specific enough to address many story elements..
Give students valuable, meaningful art opportunities with these open-ended Draw and Write Literature Response templates!
Use these templates for literature responses with
- in-class reading of specific books and stories
- whole class read-alouds
- independent, self-selected reading.
- readers’ and writers’ workshop
- independent reading
- reading at home, to go along with reading logs
This resource includes eighteen different prompts. Each page includes simple directions for drawing and writing, a defined space for drawing, and clear, unlined space for writing.
Lines are left out purposely to accommodate all sizes of handwriting and develop spatial sense.
Included are prompts about
- main idea
- problem & solution
- cause & effect
- story summary
- making comparisons and predictions
- using descriptive vocabulary
- stating and supporting personal opinions
These literature response templates are targeted for elementary students grades. They can be used with any kind of reading program and can also be used as a self-selected writing choice for students as part of readers’ and writers’ workshop.
**** PLEASE NOTE *****
This set is intended for elementary students, particularly .
A similar version is intended for middle school and some upper elementary students:
Draw & Write Literature Response Templates - Middle School Version.
Similar and related resources:
Literature Response Task Cards
Draw & Write Non-Fiction Response Templates.
Think-Draw-Write Graphic Organizers for Fiction and Non-Fiction
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I am a retired elementary classroom teacher, a former art teacher, an artist and a writer. I have a Multiple Subjects credential, a Single Subject credential for Art and English, LDS/ESL certification, a Master’s Degree in Elementary Education with a Mathematics focus, and Montessori certification. I have worked with all elementary grades, and with special groups including ELL, GATE, and At-Risk students. Creating Art With Kids
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