“Raymond’s Run” Writing about Reading Models—Grades 6-8

“Raymond’s Run” Writing about Reading Models—Grades 6-8
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Enclosed are three different examples of writing about reading for Toni Cade Bambara’s famous story “Raymond’s Run.” A teacher can assign all or place all three on a selection menu and ask the students to choose one (or two). This satisfies differentiation requirements for classrooms that have a myriad of learning styles. The first two examples students can accomplish during the reading of the story (a during-reading strategy), and the third example is an after-reading strategy. For all three examples, I found that I had to help students with both format and content, so we did quite a bit of deconstruction of the models. As a final note, I think it is important to point out to students that in the first two examples, the writer uses first-person pronouns, which is acceptable, because these are journal-type reading entries, but in the third example, the writer does not use first-person pronouns because the paragraph is formal in nature.

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Carolann Reznick~Literacy Rigor

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