- claim: your idea about the text
- evidence: a quote from the text to support the claim
- elaboration: your own words to describe what the quote means and how the quote shows your claim
Below is a sample Reader's Response analyzing character development in Drums, Girls and Dangerous Pie. Remember that a strong response includes:
Welcome to our new students and welcome back to those returning students! It has been a great first week here in Room 221 and we are looking forward to the year to come.
Your first homework assignment of the year is to come prepared to class on Monday, September 8 with the following supplies:
Remember to check your agenda over the weekend to make sure you have completed all of your assignments. Organization is the key to success.
It's going to be a great school year!