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Double-Entry Response

Double-entry responses help students interact with the text they are reading.  It is a way of getting beyond the initial surface level to a deeper understanding of the text.

Fold the page in half to create two columns. On the left-hand side students record a quote, fact, key event or concept from the text that evokes a reaction or response. 

On the right-hand side, students write their reactions to the selected extract, e.g. connections, opinions, questions, or inferences. 


Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak
In the text       What I think
"Where he found his supper waiting for him. And it was still hot." I think this is the author's way of telling us that Max really did not go anywhere. He fell asleep and had a dream. It only seemed like a long time.