Response to Literature Genre: Highlighting Guide
Please take out black, red, green, and blue colored pencils, crayons, or skinny markers. Then read over your essay and complete the following tasks:
- Underline your engaging beginning in green.
- Put one green star in the left margin near the beginning of your summary paragraph.
- Underline your prediction in green.
- Underline your connection in green.
- Underline your main interpretation in green.
- Underline your concluding statement in red. If your concluding statement is also your main interpretation, underline it in red and in green.
- Underline persuasive and relevant evidence in each paragraph in green.
- Underline all transitional words or phrases in red, including any words that illustrated the logical sequencing of your paragraphs.
- Underline your five examples vivid language in blue.
- Underline your three properly punctuated complex sentences in orange.
- Read through your response to literature with an eye for the no excuse spelling words, especially the words on the fourth, fifth, and sixth grade lists and the words that are homophones (e.g., there, their, they’re and your and you’re, etc.). Underline those no excuse words in black. In addition, check through your writing, testing the first word in each sentence for overuse.
Make any changes necessary to your response to literature at this time, using the rubric, your job chart, and this highlighting guide to help you.
Then staple your work in the following order (from first page to last): final copy of response to literature, rough draft of response, any pre-planning sheet/brainstorming/mapping/prewriting page, job chart, highlighting guide, and teaching rubric.