Reflection Guidelines Shared by Elizabeth Baldridge This assignment has been working really well to get students to engage with instructional materials in meaningful, productive ways. Many are opting for multimodal delivery options, and the applications I’m getting across the board are exciting.
Annotations and Quote Responses Shared by Barb Bird These assignments are designed to encourage student engagement with assigned readings–first to understand the reading and to consider its component claims and then to respond thoughtfully to one of those claims.
Reader’s Notebook Shared by Elizabeth Baldridge Inspired by Jeanne Henry, Nancie Atwell, and Meagan Newberry This semester, I’m trying to make the joy reading component of class more focused on the joy. I’ve dialed the work back and dialed the intensity down and tried to strike a balance between my need/desire to hold students accountableContinue reading “Reader’s Notebooks”
Book Reflection Example Shared by Gael Grossman Book Reflections (silent reading) – You will be reading independently chosen books this semester. A book will need to be approved by me and generally be at least 200 pages in length. A book may be fiction or nonfiction. They may not be an assigned book, a textbook, orContinue reading “Book Reflections”
Book Ballot Ground Rules for Book Clubs Book Checkout Form Reading Strategies 101 Reading Strategies 101Filledin Book Club Reflections 216 The Envelope please Book Club Final Reflections Shared by Meagan Newberry With inspiration from/credit to Harvey Daniels’s Literature Circles Students formed groups based on the book of their choice (they turn in a top 3Continue reading “Book Club Materials”
Lit Letters Shared by Elizabeth Baldridge With inspiration from/credit to Nancie Atwell’s The Reading Zone This assignment asks students to write critical response letters to their instructor and their classmates about their joy reading books. The assignment sheet itself borrows heavily and extensively from Atwell’s. There’s very little original material here.
The Name Game Wach’s “What’s in a Name? Shared by Sarah Alexander Tsai By investigating the origins and meanings of their own names, students learn how to blend primary research (especially personal interviews) with focused personal narrative. Since this fairly low-stakes assignment also functions nicely as a community builder, I like to assign it earlyContinue reading “Name Game”
Fall 2015 Book List Book List (updated August 2014) Shared by Elizabeth Baldridge This is my updated book list used for the first part of the joy reading component of my course. Students choose their first joy reading book from this list (subsequent books just have to get my approval).
Quote Responses in class Shared by Barb Bird With inspiration from/credit to Carie King, Ball State University (collaborator) We frequently start class with 5-7 minutes for students to take one sentence they liked from the article they read for that day and write a paragraph response to the article. This exercise helps them to practiceContinue reading “Quote responses for assigned readings”
Final Novel Projects Shared by Elizabeth Baldridge With inspiration from/credit to a Read Write Think assignment and a collection of getmereading novel projects This is a collection of fun multimodal writing projects for students’ joy reading books.