Guidelines for Reading Responses
1. Please do not post summaries of your reading. Instead, choose ONE (1) bullet from the “Possible Topics” page.
2. Your post needs a title. The title should reflect your topic choice.
3. Remember, your classmates will be able to read your post and respond to it if they want.
“What I Would Change About Walk Two Moons“
I have been reading Walk Two Moons by Sharon Creech. Even though I love the book, there are several things I would change about it . . .
3. Reflect before you write. You might want to use a brainstorming web to help you organize your ideas as you read and before you write.
4. Use specific examples from your book to support what you have written. For example, do not just say “James and the Giant Peach is a fantasy book.” Give clear and specific examples from the book to illustrate what you mean. For example, you could write “I knew James and the Giant Peach was going to be a fantasy when I read that James’ parents got eaten by a rhinoceros in one gulp!”
5. Your final product should be at least one thoughtful, well-developed paragraph. Remember that a fourth grade paragraph is 8-10 sentences long. It should represent your best work.