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Briefly but reflectively respond to a novel, short story or play. Complete student instructions encourage depth and thought. Short but powerful!
Students analyze character qualities and summarize the plot in a few sentences, following specific instructions that require examples and explanation (see Preview). The response ends with a longer personal reaction, chosen from a list of 20+ creative prompts (or developing their own with teacher approval). Reaction menu options include opinion, connection, prediction, drawing, and more. A great addition to your toolkit of lit responses for variety.
Packet includes student instructions, teacher tips, and 4 full page response sheets (providing more space), two sheets with 2 responses per page, and one sheet of task cards designed to be cut in half for bell work, quick writes, exit slips, or a center. All sheets are decorated with different B/W border designs to appeal to middle school. See the thumbnails! They can be photocopied front to back, responding to different sections of the literature.
Great for a reading log or menu of response choices. Useful when students are reading different titles, for independent reading, partners, small groups, or a whole-class novel. Excellent for holding students accountable and encouraging active, thoughtful reading.
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