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The Analytical Response to Literature is designed to work with elementary and secondary teachers (3-12) in order to present the progression of writing from simple to sophisticated body paragraphs and from young or struggling writers to articulate, advanced writers. The vertical approach allows elementary and secondary teachers, who are differentiating for their students, to modify accordingly based on the teachers’ observations and/or their students’ Individualized Education Programs (IEPs). Page numbers are offered for both the Elementary and the Secondary guides. After the first three sessions, the presentation focuses on secondary education needs.
Let us know in the notes if you would like the Elementary guide or the Secondary guide. For elementary teachers, you may also purchase our Elementary Response to Literature workshop, as it pertains to grades 3-6 only.
This self-paced workshop provides English Language Arts teachers with training on the teaching of literary analysis, also known as response to literature. From the very simple model of the Cinderella paragraph to Advanced Placement® interpretations, this guide reveals an academic approach to writing about literature.
The standards-based curriculum guide demonstrates alignment with both the Common Core State Standards and the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS).
The scaffolding of skills includes Jane’s prewriting strategies, student-centered terminology, color-coding, and Web-off-the-Word™, Jane’s breakthrough approach to commentary and vocabulary development. From terminology to final draft essays, this workshop is designed to assist the English language arts teacher with strategies and techniques that yield successful writers. Included in this series:
- Terminology and methodology
- Response to literature paragraph model
- Gathering and evaluating CDs
- Building insightful commentary
- Editing, revising, proofing
- Prompt construction
- Collaborative and paired writing
- Sample timelines/pacing plans
- Introduction to thesis, introductions, and conclusions
- Revising and editing
- Weaving – Leaving the formula behind
- Two-chunk response to literature paragraphs
- Quotations and lead-ins
- In-depth study of thesis, introductions, conclusions
- G/T; Pre-AP; AP solutions
- Google docs template available