Responding to Reading Literature

Elements of Fiction

An online interactive review of the elements of fictionElements of Fiction handout.
Genre_Characteristics

BOOKMARK with key ideas for the reading lessons above.

Plot Roller Coaster
UNDERSTANDING STORIES

Before, During, After Reading
How to Ask for Help

Creating Questions about your reading:

Discussing, Reading and Writing About Texts

Example reading responses:

WIDE AWAKE READING LESSONS

Lesson 1: Going inside stories and  considering overlooked details. Inferential Reading Look for inferences in a text. Inference Equation What do they suggest? Inference Umbrella
Developing provocative ideas
Lesson 2: Setting. Analyze how setting shapes characters and plot. Predictions.
Lesson 3: Paying attention to characters.  Analyzing Traits  Characterization: what dialogue, character’s thoughts, actions and what others say about them tell us about the character. Pyramid
Lesson 4: Elaborating on your ideas about characters. Seeing connections: text, self, world. Character Study   Compare Self to Character Feelings Map
Lesson 5: Character shift/change. Flat vs. round characters. Character relationships and conflict. conflict types  Noticing transitions. LOOKING FOR CHANGES

Various Ways to Respond to Literature

Reading Response Rubric

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