Quarterly Formal Writen Responses to Independent Reading

Literature is a mirror reflecting life and reading literature helps us to reflect on our lives and consider how we want to live.

Throughout the year we will be writing responses to our independent reading books. As we explore our thoughts, we will aim to see more of connections between literature and the world around and inside of us. The goal is to gain deeper insights and understanding of ourselves, the world, and of life as we write.

Once a quarter we will write a response to a our reading that will be formally evaluated as a summative assessment. Below you can read examples so you can notice the quality of the responses.

Read the story students responded to: Papas_Parrot

Read “Papa’s Parrot” response examples of varying quality.

Here is the Reading Response Rubric  we will be using throughout the year, showing the core qualities you will want to aim for in your reading responses.

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