A folder that we teachers love to feed is the one where we keep topics for Middle and High School students to write about reading. We can never have too many ideas for secondary students to explore when their brain isn't sparking any thoughts, or when we want them to write to a prompt.
This packet,"Writing About Reading," offers teachers two new activities
1. Quotation Journals: What did the character say? What did the character mean? (Note: this is terrific for nonfiction pieces as students can explore the author's point of view, tone, etc.), and
2. Writing Journal Topics (30 writing ideas).
As always, a Teacher Notes page details the Common Core Standards and Bloom's Taxonomy objectives that apply to this packet.
When students have the chance to read text, to write about it and then to speak about what they wrote, they will remember so much more about what they are studying. At the same time, they will add depth to their comprehension, writing and thinking skills. Now that's a winning triple play!
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For more writing about reading ideas, check out
Writing Activities - "March Maneuvers 'Sprint into Spring'"
Writing: Critique Group Exit Slip
Writing Activities - Specific Word Choice and Tone: Talk to Me
Writing: Write Right! Incredible Critique Forms and Rubrics
Comprehension,Thinking, Writing Activities-February Frenzy: Fabulous Five Packet
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