Writing about reading - no more excuses! Borrowed from the Common Core Curriculum Standards and the works of Lucy Caulkins, Eileen Beers, Jennifer Serravallo, and more, these “Sticky Starters” prompts are the result of my struggling students complaining that they have nothing to jot about. This was my solution.
The anchor charts can be used with older, more capable students, whereas the cards can be used to provide further scaffolding for students who are younger or more challenged by the Post-it process by customizing just a few to a particular story. Copy these on two different colors of card stock to separate fiction from nonfiction. Pull out several that definitely connect to the story being read. Gradual release of responsibility is the goal.
These have been “test driven” in my small classes, and the students like to use them. It makes them feel more successful and keeps them focused on writing thoughtful jots.