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During this time I am meeting with small groups and trying to work with at least two to three students individually. However, having them respond to their reading in writing provides a window into their thinking and understanding. A few weeks ago I shared my reading response forms and graphic organizers for independent reading, which are an integral part of my reading program.
There are some days, however, when there is only time available for a short response. Reading Response Blogs My class uses Kidblog to share their thoughts and feelings about books. I will often begin a thread by posing a question or comment of my own, and the students soon take over.
Because read-alouds provide us with a common text and experience, students not only leave their own thoughts, but become fully immersed in the process, replying to the comments of others.
My 3rd graders can hardly wait to see if anyone has commented on their posts, making this five-minute reading response one of the most engaging we do.
If you have wanted to try blogging with your class, Kidblog may be a good place to start. It is very easy to set up and the teacher gets to approve all comments before they are posted.
The images above show blog threads that my students have started along with a few of their responses to a question I posted about our current read-aloud book, Wayside School Is Falling Down. Within ten minutes, there were 54 comments posted by the class!
Third grade bloggers hard at work! Reading Tweets My 3rd graders are very aware of social media and love to partake in this classroom version. Many students also enjoy adding their own hashtags related to the title of the book or the theme of their tweet. Part of the fun is trying to achieve a tic-tac-toe, but students are actually answering prompts that are within, about, and beyond the text.
Click on the images above to download a customizable tic-tac-toe board and the reading response paper my students use to respond.
Click the image below to download the 3, 2, 1. And Now I Think" By this time of year, my 3rd graders are becoming much more sophisticated readers; they are beginning to recognize that characters and plots evolve as the story progresses. This At First I Thought. Scholastic Resources for Quick Reading Responses Scholastic is a treasure trove of reading response graphic organizers and reading response ideas.
Visit Printables and Teacher Express to check out the huge variety of response helpers. Below you will find just a few that I like. Click on the image to download the free printable. When I respond to their writing, I think of it as a form of written conversation between us.
Because of this, I only write positive comments about what they have done well or a great insight they have had, which hopefully motivates and engages them further.
While reading their responses, I, of course, take note of misunderstandings students may have, or any redirection they may need, and I save those conversations for when we meet face to face.
How do you have your students respond to their reading without taking up too much class time? Please share your ideas in the comments section below!Don't let this blow your mind, but Reader-Response theorists actually think that readers are active participants who create a work of literature in the process of reading it.
The meaning of a text, according to Reader-Response theorists, exists somewhere between the words on the page and the reader's mind. Writing in Response is a flexible, brief rhetoric that offers a unique focus on the critical practices of experienced readers—analysis and reflection—the skills at the heart of academic writing.
It helps students compose academic essays by showing how active reading and exploratory writing bring fresh ideas to light and how informal response is developed into polished, documented torosgazete.coms: 1.
Browse through Critical Essays on thousands of literary works to find resources for school projects and papers. 4th grade writing using text-based evidence: Responding to a constructed response question Reading and responding to text-dependent questions by gathering evidence from the text and text features, organizing ideas, and writing an evidence-based response in the 4th grade.
Response essay Outline. This rubric is a condensed treatment of the Response essay writing, this Outline is just a description of the main facts and rules about how to write this type of essay. One should practice as much as possible to become good in writing a Response essay.
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