Tabletop Twitter: The teacher chooses a passage from a book for students to respond to. Student write their own response and then move around to respond to what another student said. Since this is a Twitter-inspired activity there is no talking and short responses.
We've practiced this by writing responses to whole-class texts, stand-alone prompts, and even questions like "what was the best part of your weekend?" Description from middleoflit.blogspot.com. I searched for this on bing.com/images
Love this idea!!! Use these FREE highlighter labels to help students keep organized and engaged while close reading! Also terrific for test prep for older grades. Each label has an I CAN statement to keep your good readers focused on the task at hand.
RACE Writing Short Constructed Response Anchor Charts Graphic Organizers
RACE Writing Short Constructed Response Anchor Charts & Differentiated Graphic Organizers Restate, Answer, Cite, Explain The RACE strategy is great for getting your students to properly respond to text based questions. Give the individual charts to students for quick reference and display the large charts on your classroom wall.