#1 *** Literature Response Journal Information (LRJ HOMEWORK) ***
* 1 (3 paragraph) LRJ from a Fiction/Literature text
* 1 (3 paragraph) LRJ from a Non Fiction / Informational text
*1 (3 total word) Vocabulary Assignment (required details in the printable chart below: students can use this chart or create their own)
For those still "in progress" in our LRJ mastery. The final fourth quarter LRJ will be due on: _____Monday 5/21______ . This is a single, "perfect" LRJ. You may write either from a fictional or non-fictional reading and do not need a separate vocabulary assignment, just use the BEST word choice possible.
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LRJ Additional Resources:
While you are working on developing your critical reader's voice through your LRJ writing, please use the following
Sentence Leads and Transitional Phrases to help your thoughts FLOW FLUENTLY.
Be sure to avoid "REALLY BAD WORDS!"
for a Proficient look at the key elements required in a
Literature Response Journal entry.
Additional Ideas for LRJ
Comparison of story characteristics from 2
examples of the same genre
Comparison of writing techniques across 2
authors or yourself
Comparison of literary features across genres
Comparison of character change with your own
Comparison of a story's moral with one's own
Comparing two examples of text features and
Comparing patterns from multiple works of the
Comparing patterns from multiple stories within
the same series
Analyzing an author's purpose for writing
against writing strategies learned in school.
Predicting plot based on your own life
Click here for the LRJ Scoring Rubric!
VOCABULARY ASSIGNMENT: Click here for a printable Vocab Chart Template
#2*** READING HOMEWORK ***
*The Q4 LRJ was due Monday, unless you passed out of the program in the third quarter. If you did not turn it in, starting Wednesday, one letter grade will be deducted daily.
Final Draft of Scripts 5/25
Painting Scenery (Wear painting clothes) 5/31
All Scripts are Memorized 6/1
Dress Rehearsal 6/7
DAILY READING: Read 20 minutes DAILY
Need an idea for your next read? MCPS Good Book List for Student Readers!
Here are some links to help spice up your Literature Circle Presentations:
Click here for printable copies of Literature Circle Role Sheets
* This is the general rotation order of Literature Circle Role Sheet Jobs, but note that not all groups are large enough to have each of the jobs.
This will help if you're absent and not sure which job you missed.
GROUPS of 4 Students: 1) Discussion Director 2) Summarizer 3) Vocabulary Enricher 4) Character Captain
GROUPS of 5 Students: 1) Discussion Director 2) Summarizer 3) Vocabulary Enricher 4) Connector or Scene Setter 5) Character Captain
GROUPS of 6 Students: 1) Discussion Director 2) Summarizer 3) Vocabulary Enricher 4) Connector 5) Scene Setter 6) Character Captain
GROUPS of 7 Students: 1) Discussion Director 2) Summarizer 3) Vocabulary Enricher 4) Connector 5) Illustrator 6) Scene Setter 7) Character Captain
Cross Word Puzzle Maker!
Word Search Maker
#3 SPELLING HOMEWORK
#4 *** HOMEROOM WRITING HOMEWORK ***
CURRENT LUCY CALKINS' UNIT: MEMOIRS
Final Draft of Scripts Due Friday