Reading Response - Reflect and Connect
Keep track of your response and make connections.
Read for at least 2 hours. Your goal is to finish your book or article(s) before the 4 Tasks of this Challenge are completed.
You can do this in one sitting or you can do it 4 times for thirty minutes each time or 6 times for twenty minutes each. But it has to be focused, uninterrupted reading. No multi-tasking during your reading time.
After you've read your book or your article for at least 2 hours open a Google Document and plan to write for about 30 minutes.
Begin by freewriting about your text. Write non-stop for 5 or ten minutes about anything that comes into your head about your book or article.
Share your Doc with a teacher and a couple of peers, and ask them to make a couple of comments. Do not publish it on Youth Voices yet. Also make your document public.
In the Post Comment button here (on P2PU) add a link to your Google Document. You can find the link to your Google Document under the Share button. Do this before you click Yes, I'm done .
We encourage students to break out of the overly structured guides and create your own kinds of response. However, we do ask you to keep in mind the following guidelines:
Begin by doing a freewrite: your first thoughts about this section of the book or article. You'll need to revise this writing before you publish it on Youth Voices.
Be specific about your response to your reading, and give an example from the text. Quote from the text.
Quote a second section from the text when you make connections, ask questions, track elements of the text, or compare it to other things.
- End by predicting what you think might happen next, and say how you feel about continuing your reading
If you are taking an economics class or if you just interested in economics. Read Sacred Economics, (in our Youth Voices Crocooc folder) by Charles Eisenstein.
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Charles Eisenstein is a teacher, speaker, and writer focusing on themes of civilization, consciousness, money, and human cultural evolution.
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