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Writing initiative pp sara duke - nov 2010

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Writing initiative pp sara duke - nov 2010

  1. 1. Writing InitiativeReading Responses in Y.A.L. <br />Sara Duke<br />Godfathers CoP Group<br />11/18/2010<br />
  2. 2. Purpose of Assignment<br />Develop critical thinking skills<br />Drawing connections in literature<br />Answer beneath “surface level” questions<br />Incorporate documentation<br />Develop a argument<br />
  3. 3. Reading Response and The Maze Runner<br />Reading Response 1<br /> Directions: Please answer the following multi-part reading response in two fully-developed paragraphs. Each paragraph should contain no LESS than 5 complete sentences. Use the text to support your response by using direct quotes or paraphrase—do not forget to CITE your support. Your response should be void of grammatical and spelling errors. Please revise your response before turning it in. Your response needs to be typed, double spaced or written NEATLY in blue or black ink on notebook paper, skipping lines. Do NOT write your response on this paper.<br />Question:Thomascompares the Glade to what institution? Why does he make this comparison? Google “Panopticon” and list the common factors between this institution and the Glade. What other institutions can you think of that have a similar format or layout? What purpose do all of these institutions serve/what do they all seem to have in common? Do the other Gladers feel the same way about the Glade—or do they not agree with Thomas’ comparison?<br />
  4. 4. Reading Response Rubric<br />
  5. 5. Student Example<br />
  6. 6. Student Example<br />
  7. 7. Reading Response 2<br />Reading Response 2<br />DUE NOV. 10th<br />Directions: Please answer the following multi-part reading response in two fully-developed paragraphs. Each paragraph should contain no LESS than 5 complete sentences. Use the text to support your response by using direct quotes or paraphrase—do not forget to CITE your support. Your response should be void of grammatical and spelling errors. Please revise your response before turning it in. Your response needs to be typed, double spaced or written NEATLY in blue or black ink on notebook paper, skipping lines. Do NOT write your response on this paper.<br /> <br />Question:Inresponse to the Panopticon and omniscient surveillance—consider “creators.” We know little to nothing about the creators of the Glade and the Maze, yet they know everything about the Gladers. What comparisons can be made between the “creators” in The Maze Runner and the Creator of most world religions/faiths? What religious figure does Dashner draw a comparison to for Thomas? In what ways is Thomas like this religious figure? Comment on at LEAST 3 ways Thomas is like this religious figure.<br />
  8. 8. Student Example<br />
  9. 9. Student Example<br />
  10. 10. Reading Response 3<br />Reading Response 3<br />Directions: Please answer the following multi-part reading response in two fully-developed paragraphs. Each paragraph should contain no LESS than 5 complete sentences. Use the text to support your response by using direct quotes or paraphrase—do not forget to CITE your support. Your response should be void of grammatical and spelling errors. Please revise your response before turning it in. Your response needs to be typed, double spaced or written NEATLY in blue or black ink on notebook paper, skipping lines. Do NOT write your response on this paper.<br /> <br />Question:Starthypothesizing about some of what Theresa says on page 184. What do you think any of it means? What is the Flare? What are the Trials? Why can they talk to one another telepathically? What does WICKED stand for (look in the text for the actual answer)? Why is Theresa sent to the Glade? Try to make sense of the Maze, the creators, and the purpose of everything that is happening in the novel at this point. Don’t forget to use evidence from the text (CITED) to back up your argument.<br />
  11. 11. Student Example<br />
  12. 12. Rubric<br />
  13. 13. Student Example<br />
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  15. 15. Rubric<br />
  16. 16. Conclusions/Progression<br />The “tabled” rubric did little for most students<br />Helped some to include citations<br />It helps to justify points awarded<br />It provides systematic feedback<br />Comments still seem to be more effective<br />Difficult to rubric insight or “dig deeper”<br />

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