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.
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”
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.
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”