Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Topic: Response to Reading

10-second review: Questions students ask themselves about what they are reading.

Title: Review of Sharing Writing: Peer Response Groups in English Classes. Karen Spear (Portsmouth, NH: Boynton/Cook, 1988. 172 pages. Reviewed by D. Lipscomb. College Composition and Communication (February 1989), 103-104.

Summary: Suggests some question that students should consider when responding to books they are reading: What Questions do I have? Memories or Associations? Most important? Least important? Difficult passages? Questions are designed for free writing as they read.

Comments: Helpful suggestions on responding to reading. I think we sometimes assume that students know how to respond to what they read. Maybe they don’t and these questions will help them think about what they are reading. RayS.

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