This handout contains instructions for a literacy task--Read, [THINK], Write, Cite. There is both a PDF version & WORD version for editing.
This particular task is designed for the first 3 chapters of To Kill a Mockingbird (but can truly be used for any of the chapters). It asks students, in 6-8 sentences, to examine how the diction/word choices reflect tone.
The real beauty of this assignment though is that it contains a graphic organizer that is perfect for teaching students to implement quote sandwiches into their writing. It is a great beginner or refresher activity. Once students have filled out the graphic organizer, they need only transfer into a paragraph.
It is great for making writing seem easier for students! The graphic organizer can easily be adapted for any literacy task.