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Short Writes Bookmark

  1. 1. Short Writes for Short Writes for Informational Text Informational Text Responses Options: Text Responses Options: Text Identify important information ♦ Identify important information ♦ Describe text structures and features ♦ Describe text structures and features ♦ Define new or interesting words ♦ Define new or interesting words ♦ Explain how this text fits into nonfiction ♦ Explain how this text fits into nonfiction ♦ Describe how layout contributes to the meaning ♦ Describe how layout contributes to the meaning ♦ Make inter-textual links – connections between ♦ Make inter-textual links – connections between ♦ other texts, themes other texts, themes Response Options: Critical Response Response Options: Critical Response Critique the author’s choice of certain words ♦ Critique the author’s choice of certain words ♦ Discuss the structure and/or the style the author ♦ Discuss the structure and/or the style the author ♦ uses uses Critique the accuracy of the information ♦ Critique the accuracy of the information ♦ Identify possible bias ♦ Identify possible bias ♦ Discuss the author’s purposes for writing the text ♦ Discuss the author’s purposes for writing the text ♦ Identify important information that’s missing ♦ Identify important information that’s missing ♦ Response Options: Personal and Creative Response Options: Personal and Creative Response Response Explain how the information, issues, problems, ♦ Explain how the information, issues, problems, ♦ or themes related to your life or themes related to your life ♦ Describe something that this text reminds you of ♦ Describe something that this text reminds you of ♦ Express your opinion of the text ♦ Express your opinion of the text ♦ Respond to what you read with creative pieces – ♦ Respond to what you read with creative pieces – letters, poetry, brochures… letters, poetry, brochures… 2003 , Doreen Hudson. Format adapted from: Book Club 2003 , Doreen Hudson. Format adapted from: Book Club for Middle School, Taffy Rapheal, Marcella Kehus and for Middle School, Taffy Rapheal, Marcella Kehus and Karen Demphousse, Small Planet Communications, 2001. Karen Demphousse, Small Planet Communications, 2001. ISBN 0-9656211-2-x ISBN 0-9656211-2-x SHORT WRITES – INFORMATIONAL SHORT WRITES – INFORMATIONAL © Macomb Intermediate School District © Macomb Intermediate School District

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