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December 08, 2005
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Handouts:
Response To Literature Reflective Log


Warm Up:
Students will identify the parts of speech for each word in the following sentence:

A reflective log is a student assessment of their work.

Activity 1:
Students will complete Response To Literature Reflective Log
on the personal writing unit of study. This will be collected for a test grade.
As a class, go over each item on the test with examples:
1. This piece shows that I’m able to use_________, _________, ________ in my response to literature because…
Ask the class to give criteria or guidelines that are specifically for writing a response to literature. Some of the answers should be :
Focus statement
Theme
3 events that show the character learning from the theme
Beginning, middle, and ending paragraphs

2. This piece shows I really understand the content because…
Ask the class to give some specific examples of responses. . Some of the answers should be:
I used…
Focus statement which was:
Theme which was:
3 events that show the character learning from the theme which were:

Beginning, middle, and ending paragraphs

3. If I could show this piece to anyone, I would show it to _______________ because…
Students need to explain specifically what they have included in this paper that they have not in any other piece of writing.
4. People who knew me last year would never believe this piece because…
What evidence does the student explain in their writing that shows improvement in their writing from last year?
5. The most challenging part of this writing piece was ____________ because…
Students need to identify the most challenging part of writing this paper. Explain why this part was such a challenge.

6. My (parents, friend, teacher)(Circle one.) liked this piece because…

When students conferred (talked with) a peer, a friend, a teacher, a parent; what was a positive comment made on this piece of writing?

7. One thing I have learned about myself is…
Students are to identify and explain the work ethic involved in the completion of this assignment. What was involved in completing each of the steps in the writing process?

8. I still have questions about…
What are some of the areas of the writing process or the specific criteria for writing a personal narrative that needs more work? “None” is not an answer.

Comments:
Students are to write any comments they want me to know in order to improve the teaching of this unit or comments in the areas of this unit that were the most helpful.

Collected Papers To Be Graded:
Response To Literature Reflective Log

Homework:
Reading:
Read for 30 minutes each night in a challenging chapter book. Students may read the book they selected for the book chat. Complete an entry on your reading log.
Night Write:
Take a writing vacation

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