I use these guided notes at the beginning of my poetry unit. My students get into small groups and use the examples provided to create a definition for each empty box. When we have time, we jigsaw to compare definitions and then we then go over
My students respond to their "self-selected" book every Wednesday. I like to give them some choice in what they write, so I copy this and they keep it in their folders. They are only allowed to use each prompt once.
I have students keep track of all novels they choose to read BEYOND the required class novels. They write a one line review of the book when they finish it (like you would see on the back of the book from book reviews). The last column is where I