Essay & Literature Response Instruction


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When teaching students how to respond to literature, it is best to start with _____ because it gives students the opportunity to develop a personal connection with the text.

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1. Before working on a formal literature response such as an open response or a long composition, the teacher should take time to teach students how to properly construct:

2. When teaching essay and formal literature responses, teachers should utilize the open response format. An open response consists of:

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

How are essays and literature response taught? Gauge your knowledge of teaching methods for this subject area by using the worksheet and quiz.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You will be tested on:

  • What the long composition is a good tool for
  • How the format of an open response differs from that of a long composition
  • What to start with when teaching students how to respond to literature
  • Components of an open response
  • What needs to be constructed before students work on an open response or long composition

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson on teaching essays and literature response
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information about components of open response and interpret them correctly
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast main topics, such as open response and long composition

Additional Learning

Learn more about this topic using the lesson titled Essay & Literature Response Instruction. With this lesson, you can:

  • Differentiate between formal and informal responses
  • Review characteristics of long composition
  • Analyze the purpose of open response
  • Look at various literary devices