Keep your students accountable with their independent reading by using this written response sheet. This sheet allows them to retell the story (beginning, middle, end) as well as share their feelings towards the book.
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Write routinely over extended time frames (time for research, reflection, and revision) and shorter time frames (a single sitting or a day or two) for a range of tasks, purposes, and audiences.
Draw evidence from literary or informational texts to support analysis, reflection, and research.
Write arguments to support claims in an analysis of substantive topics or texts, using valid reasoning and relevant and sufficient evidence.
By the end of the year, read and comprehend literature, including stories and poetry, in the grades 2–3 text complexity band proficiently, with scaffolding as needed at the high end of the range.
Describe the overall structure of a story, including describing how the beginning introduces the story and the ending concludes the action.