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Ask Why

To prepare for an author biography, students use this reader response to identify questions they would ask the author and explain why you chose those questions.
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Standard: ELA 4
Grades: 4-8
Page(s): 2
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Author Biography

This reader response has the students writing a biography of the author.
Standard: ELA 4
Grade(s): 4-8
Page(s): 2
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Author Interview

Students can imagine they are reporters and conduct a fictional interview between the author and themselves.
Standard: ELA 4
Grade(s): 4-8
Page(s): 2
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Author Purpose

This reader response has the students writing about the author's purpose in writing the literature.
Standard: ELA 4
Grade(s): 4-8
Page(s): 2
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If I Was The Author

If I was the author I would…. That is the start of this reader response.
Standard: ELA 4
Grade(s): 4-8
Page(s): 2
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Literary Terms

Students need to define and apply the literary terms to the literature to complete this response.
Standard: ELA 4
Grade(s): 4-8
Page(s): 2
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Quote and Connection

In this response, students choose a quotation from the novel and connect it to their own life.
Standard: ELA 4
Grade(s): 4-8
Page(s): 2
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Quote and Respond

The focus of this assignment is to choose a passage from the novel and respond to it.
Standard: ELA 4
Grade(s): 4-8
Page(s): 2
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Quote Significance

Students have to choose a quote from the literature and explain its significance in terms of literary quality for this response.
Standard: ELA 4
Grade(s): 4-8
Page(s): 2
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Vocabulary

Have the students identify five vocabulary words they don't understand with this response.
Standard: ELA 4
Grade(s): 4-8
Page(s): 2
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