In order to keep the reflection on writings fresh and in order to
allow for different learning styles and individual schedules, the following
may be substituted for the pithy quote when assigned.
- A general reaction to the writing that states both the author's
meaning and the student's specific response. This option should
include clear references to the reading and not just the student's
view of it.
- A series of annotated quotations from the reading. Each quote
should have an annotation and each annotation should be a specific
evaluation or reaction to the quotation.
- An essay that connects the reading to previous class readings
and/or discussions about those readings. The connections should
be clear and specific.
- A graphic representation of a key passage or concept from the
writing. The representation should be accompanied by a written
explanation for sharing.
- A letter, memoir, or diary entry in which a character in the
writing responds to the action contained into the assigned selection.
It is important that students use their choice to help them reflect
on the reading and have something to share with the class.