Response to Literature

(In-Schools Program)

Nov 20,2013, 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM @ Everett Middle School

Dear Volunteers,

First of all, thank you very much for all your precious time and experience to help support our wonderful sixth graders. This group been especially excited about writing. Writing has really given them an opportunity to express their creativity and whatever else is in their heads!

We will be working with this group on a weekly basis throughout a unit on Response to Literature. They will be writing essays analyzing a poem and a short story. In their essays, they should reflect on connections between the text and their own experiences as well as the world around them. When you meet the students, they will have identified and had a chance to apply their knowledge of the elements of a Response to Literature essay. We will start by supporting students with a strong introduction that features a hook, summary, and an understanding of theme.

Thank you again,

Mr. Algones

Grade: 6

450 Church St. San Francisco, CA 94110