Integrate Reading, Writing, and Art!
Use visualization as a prewriting strategy and drawings to assess comprehension.
With these Draw & Write Literature Response templates, students draw first when responding to literature, then write to explain, clarify, and describe the ideas depicted in their drawings. This strategy is especially appropriate for visual learners and for ELL students and students with special needs.
This FREE SAMPLE includes three pages of printables from Draw & Write Literature Response - Middle School Version. The full resource has eighteen templates and is available here:
Draw & Write Literature Response Middle School Version
These literature-response prompts are generic enough to be used with a variety of fiction selections, and specific enough to address many story elements..
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
Included in the full resource are prompts about
- main idea
- problem & solution
- plot structure
- making comparisons
- making predictions
- using descriptive vocabulary
- stating personal opinions
- supporting personal opinions
These literature response templates are appropriate for many grades, depending on student ability. 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 middle school students.
A similar version is intended for younger students:
Draw & Write Literature Response - Integrating Reading, Writing, and Art.
You might also be interested in Draw & Write Non-Fiction Response Templates.
Other resources of interest:
Literature Response Task Cards
Illustrated Haiku for All Seasons
and Creating Art With Kids
resources are designed to focus primarily on the creative process. They are intended to be open-ended enough to encourage student creativity and detailed enough to give teachers clear direction.
Visit my blog, Creating Art With Kids,
for detailed descriptions and helpful tips about the teaching process for many of my art lessons.
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