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7 Quick Journaling Exercises That Will Improve Your Fiction Writing

7 Quick Journaling Exercises That Will Improve Your Fiction Writing | AdLit | Scoop.it
Want your fiction writing to shine? Your journal can be a powerful tool for practicing.

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The Best List of Reading Response Questions Ever.

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When I was in the classroom, I used the workshop model.  After students read silently every day, I asked that they write in their reading response journal for just five minutes.  They could choose ...

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, July 5, 2014 11:26 PM

Are you looking for an extensive list of reading response questions? Look no further. This post provides an in-depth list of questions, as well as suggestions on how the author used them in her classroom.

Along with a lengthy list of great questions there is also a section called Test Readiness Terms that provides additional questions in the areas of Analyze, Compare, Contrast, Define, Describe, Differentiate, Discuss, Evaluate, Explain, Identify, Interpret, List, Main Idea, and Outline.

Below are five randomly chosen questions.

— Describe the most important event. Give at least three reasons why you think it is the most important event.
— Draw an interpretation of the passage – may be a picture, symbols, graphic organizer.

— If you could change what you’re reading, how would you change it?

— Is the setting described well enough that can put a picture of it in your mind? Why or why not?

— What have you found boring about what you’ve been reading? What made it boring? If you were the author, what would you do to make it more interesting?

If you have students using writing journals it is worth your time to check out this list. You may not want to use all of the questions (the author notes that a printed list ran to 10 pages) so take the time to review and select ones that will work with your students.

Gary Harwell's curator insight, July 11, 2014 12:38 AM

If yoiu are serius about reading, these are some great questions.