Constructed Response - A Step by Step Approach (Gr 2-8)

Teach Your Students How to Apply Analysis Skills to Constructed Response 

WHO: Teachers, Grades 2-8


  • Instructional tools to analyze and annotate text
  • Effectively deconstruct the prompt
  • Locate and identify evidence to support your response
  • Paraphrase and cite evidence in source texts (narrative and informational)
  • Apply analysis skills to constructed response
  • How to model the step by step process to a well written response

Workshop Requirements:
Background in EW Informational instruction is recommended.

Objective: Learn how to apply informational skills to tasks that require students to identify and cite evidence from text.

6 hour course will focus on these objectives: 

  • Review foundational skills for application
  • Use a sample text to model the process for constructed response with a single source text
  • Introduce key comprehension questions for Informational and Opinion Genres
  • Utilize the framing questions for literary analysis
  • Model the application of the questions with specific articles or stories
  • Apply questioning techniques to assess students' ability to understand foundational skills, identify and paraphrase/cite evidence, and formulate a fluid response
  • Develop an extended response utilizing multiple source texts 

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