Setting Summary Guides: Usage Guide
One sheet has been provided for analyzing reading texts. This can be used to guide students to understand the whole setting of a particular book or simply a particular scene within a book. Multiple copies of this sheet may be used if a particular piece of reading will have a variety of settings.
Another sheet is provided to help students in planning a piece of writing and its setting. Multiple copies of this sheet may be used if a particular piece of writing will have a variety of settings.
The final sheet is provided to help students analyze a physical setting and to encourage descriptive writing. Use it multiple times in a variety of diverse settings to show students how to evoke certain scenarios in various scenes.
Additionally, this final sheet could be used professionally to guide preservice/student teachers in evaluate various classroom settings. Current educators and administrators may also use this final sheet to offer considerations, implications, and interpretations of a colleague’s current classroom setting.