Transitions: A collection of children’s books
Step One of Four: Read and Annotate the seven stories in Transitions.
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Make notes on words
Make notes on a paragraph or more—up to a whole page
Make notes on the writer's craft
Step Two of Four: Read Your Favorite Stories Aloud
Choose two or three of the stories in Transitions and read them aloud. Record yourself reading pages in this VoiceThread. (You will need to log in. You can register if you don't have an account, or ask your teacher.) You should practice first. Also listen to the other recordings on each page.
Step Three of Four: Have conversations by posting comments and replies.
Step Four of Four: Do some research about specific issues raised in Transitions, making notes. Then post new comments and replies on discussions about Transitions
While reading and looking at Internet sources, pause frequently and write in Docs about what you are seeing and understanding. Use either Adding a quotation... or Quoting a speech... or Dialectical Notes. Use these notes to add new comments on other students' Transitions discussion posts (literary essays) using the Commenting Guide: Quoting a Source in a Comment.