Short Response for ANY Literature - DIGITAL Distance Learning- Differentiated

Joy Sexton
Grade Levels
6th - 9th
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Engage your students with these digital, distance learning response slides for ANY literature! The 27 different standards-based short tasks are differentiated to include 81 slides in all, with three levels of challenge. The colorful slides are perfect for short assessment with any literature activity (whole class, literature circles, independent reading, and stations) or as exit tickets.

Along with fiction and drama, they work well with narrative non-fiction, including biography and autobiography, some will work for poetry, and a few of these will also work for Informational Text (check the topics list below).

NOTE: This is a paperless, DIGITAL resource. If you are interested in the PRINT version, click this title: ELA Exit Tickets / Short Response Slips Differentiated – for ANY Literature

In this download, you will have a PDF with:

--links that allow you to access the resource

--instructions for uploading and using the resource with students

--Resource overview & differentiation

The 27 standards-based topics on the slides are:

--Important Event
--Characters and Action
--Important Passage
--Making Inferences
--Words Provoke a Decision
--A Quotation Reveals . . .
--Sum It Up!
--Setting and Action
--Setting . . .Descriptive Details
--Plot . . .Rising Action!
--Characters Impact Others
--Characters Change
--Conflict and Theme
--Character Traits and Dialogue
--Events and Action!
--Figurative Language
--Figurative Language and Meaning
--New Words!
--Connotative Meaning
--Sound Devices
--Author’s Tone
--Text “Structure”
--Narrative Point of View
--Character’s Point of View
--Contrasting Points of View

Differentiation: Level 1 tasks are written using more simplified language, broken down into segments, and may not go into as much depth as levels 2 and 3. Level 2 tasks are written with language, format, and required content geared for the average/grade-level learner. Level 3 tasks use higher-level language, a more challenging format, and go into more depth than levels 1 and 2. Background colors on the slides will signify the level.

If you are asked how you’re differentiating (as many of us are), these standards-based short assessments are another tool in your toolbox! Versatile and convenient, the slides can be used over and over all year long.

Please open the PREVIEW to get a closer look.

Thanks! --Joy

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81 pages
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Analyze how an author’s choices concerning how to structure a text, order events within it (e.g., parallel plots), and manipulate time (e.g., pacing, flashbacks) create such effects as mystery, tension, or surprise.
Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in the text, including figurative and connotative meanings; analyze the cumulative impact of specific word choices on meaning and tone (e.g., how the language evokes a sense of time and place; how it sets a formal or informal tone).
Analyze how complex characters (e.g., those with multiple or conflicting motivations) develop over the course of a text, interact with other characters, and advance the plot or develop the theme.
Determine a theme or central idea of a text and analyze in detail its development over the course of the text, including how it emerges and is shaped and refined by specific details; provide an objective summary of the text.
Cite strong and thorough textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.


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