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Personal Response


Students pause during and/or after reading and write their thinking in response to the text. 

Readers might discuss:

  • how their response to a text changes as they read on
  • things that puzzle them
  • connections to personal experiences, other texts or events in the world
  • references to the text, the author's craft, etc.
  • things that catch their attention
  • why they liked, or dislliked a text
  • thoughts about the topic or message in the text