Sunday, March 17, 2013

Reminiscing about Response to Literature...

Students practiced for the BIG state Writing CST in which they show off their writing skills in one of the following writing genres:  narrative, response to literature, persuasive, or summary.  So, to prepare, students rehearsed their skills in response to literature writing.  First, students read and annotated a Japanese folktale (Yes, keeping it cross-curricular with World Geography!), and then wrote a response to literature essay within a two-period block, practicing for the timed--yet un-timed--test (students are given extra time in one sitting if needed).  Enjoy the in-depth analysis below!

Here are two examples of annotated stories and response to literature essays:

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