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    Students are expected to read for 15 minutes or more each night.
     
     
    8th:
    9/16/21: Finish your "Priscilla and the Wimps" quiz 
    Short Answer Responses Using our R.A.C.E Strategy
    1. Discuss how Monk is presented in the beginning of the story compared to the end.
    2. Do you think Priscilla's methods of dealing with Monk are effective? Explain.
     
    9/17/21: Finish the Short Answer Responses for "Charles" by Shirley Jackon. Due on Monday
     
     
    7th:
    9/16/21: Finish your "Priscilla and the Wimps" quiz 
    Short Answer Responses Using our R.A.C.E Strategy
    1. Discuss how Monk is presented in the beginning of the story compared to the end.
    2. Do you think Priscilla's methods of dealing with Monk are effective? Explain.
     
    6th:
     
      ​Remember, you can use our RACE strategy to help you write and respond to your reading
    R - Restate the question/prompt​
    A - Answer the Question
    C -  Cite Text Evidence
    E -  Explain Text Evidence
     
     
     
    Below are sentence starters and questions that will develop your thinking about the text you are reading.  You can use these prompts to respond to your reading.  
     
    • I noticed..
    • I wonder...
    • I was reminded...
    • I think...
    • I'm surprised that...
    • I'd like to know...
    • I realized...
    • If I were... 
    • This mean...
    • This reveals...
    • I agree with ________ because________
    • This is important because...
    • An unforgettable moment...
    • What were your feelings after reading the opening chapter of this book? 
    • Did this book make you laugh? Cry? Cringe? Smile? Cheer? Explain. 
    • What connections are there between the book and your life? Explain. 
    • What is the most important word in the book? The most important passage? The most important event or feeling? Explain.
    • Who shouldn’t or shouldn’t read this book? Why?
    • What are the best parts of the book? Why? What are the worst parts? Why?
    • Do you like the ending of the book? Why or why not? 
    • Do you think there is more to tell? What do you think might happen next? 
    • What came as a surprise in the book? Why?
    • What parts of the book seem most believable or unbelievable? Why? 
    • What makes you wonder in this book? What confuses you? 
    • In what ways are you like any of the characters? Explain.
    • Do any of the characters remind you of friends, family members, or classmates? Explain.
    • Which character would you like to be in this book? Why? What would you and your favorite character talk about in your conversation? Begin the conversation.
    • Do you think the title fits the book? Why or why not?
    • What was the author saying about life and living through this book? 
    • Has the book helped you in any way? Explain.
    • How have you changed after reading this book? Explain
    • What do you know now that you didn’t know before?
    • What questions in this book would you like answered?
    • What do I think will happen next?
    • What are some words I don’t know or questions I have?
    • What does the writer’s purpose seem to be?
    • What do I notice about characters, setting, and point of view?
    • My favorite character is.......because.....
    • I can relate to....
    • If I was the author, I’d change.....
    • Something that doesn’t make sense about this story is...
    • What I think will happen next is......
    • If I were....(character in story), I’d.....
    • I believe the author wanted the reader to...... 
    • Something unrealistic or too coincidental in the story is........
    • My favorite sentence so far is....because......
    • The most important character is.......because...
    • Write a poem.  Choose one of the following ways to write your poem: 1. From a character’s viewpoint 2. About the setting 3. About a character 4. About the theme of the book
    • How would the story be different if it was told: A. From a different B. From a narrator C. In a different time period
    • Create a slogan for the book and explain why you chose this.
    • If this book would become a movie, choose 5 main scenes and why you chose them.
    • This story helps me understand the problem of...better because..... 
    • If you could be related to a character, who would it be and why? 
    • Turn a scene of narrative into a play script?
    • Write a feasible solution for a problem a character has that is different from anything suggested in the book?
    • In the sequel to this book, the following should happen..... 
    • Choose a color for this book and explain why it fits the story. 
    • Give 3 reasons why this book should be taught to a whole class. 
    • Examine, in detail, one character’s personality.
    • Choose a food that represents this book and explain why. 
    • Create a theme song with lyrics for the book.
    • Write the body of a letter to the author of your book. 
    • Choose a character of the book, and decide what would be two appropriate birthday present for that character and explain why. 
    • Discuss a portion of the book that was too predictable.
    • What type of reader would enjoy this book and why?
    • This book has made me reconsider or think twice about......because.... 
    • Discuss a conflict in the book that is “timeless” and “universal” 
    • If I could step into the book, the first thing I would do is... 
    • I can’t understand why ______ doesn’t just ... 
    • I laughed aloud when...
    • I felt like crying when...
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
Last Modified on September 17, 2021