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Annotations and Quote Responses

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.

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Book Reflections

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, or a requirement for another class.  It should not be a book you’ve already read. For around every 25-30 pages read, you will write a 1 page typed response.  This is not a summary of the pages but more a discussion of personal connections you had with the book so far. This can include your likes/dislikes, predictions of where the book will go next, and reflections (what it makes you think about outside the book).

We will discuss and practice this in class first.

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Lit Letters

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.

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Quote responses for assigned readings

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 practice entering a conversation with authors and developing their ideas.

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