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Monday, September 6, 2010

Response to Reading

In the upcoming weeks students will be working on responding to reading. This is something they could practice at home after their 30 minutes of reading each night.

In a response to reading students read (or listen) to text and write any sub-sequential thoughts down. This helps with comprehension, memory, prediction, writing fluency, and higher levels thinking skills.

Items to consider in a response to reading:

  • Likes

  • Dislikes

  • Questions about what is happening

  • Questions about characters

  • Questions about vocabulary

  • Connections - text to text

  • Connections - text to self

  • Connections - text to world

  • Emotions

  • Predictions

  • What if's

  • Seed ideas for writing