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Responding to Literature - fiction, non-fiction, poetry

Responding to Literature - fiction, non-fiction, poetry
Product Description
Students are being asked not only to read a variety of genres in ELA, but also respond to the literature in a thoughtful way that pulls evidence from the text.

You will find the following items in this document:
• Rubric for grading responses to literature
• Checklists for students to make sure they meet the requirements of the writing assignment
o Short Response Checklist
o Paragraph Checklist
o Essay Checklist
• Questions to use when responding to fictional texts
• An organizer to use when answering a question based on fictional texts
• A model organizer to share with students (Based on the book The Last of the Really Great Whangdoodles.)
• Dialogue journal directions for the first entry and for the response entry
• Sentence starters to use when responding to poetry
• A list of poetic devices with definitions
• Keys to becoming an active reader
• What students can do before, during and after reading a nonfiction text
o Split Page Notes
o Double Nickel Summary
o Main Idea and Supporting Details
• Organizers for students to complete when reading nonfiction text. They work great with Time for Kids and Junior Scholastic.
Total Pages
18 pages
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