Save the Last Word for Me!
~ Consider the text. Does one particular sentence (or group of sentences) “speak” to you? Is there a passage that seems to be particularly interesting or important?
~ Choose a sentence or snippet of text that you especially like or that you think is most important.
~ Write your selected piece of text on one side of your index card.
~ On the reverse side of your index card, explain why you chose your piece of text. Give at least 3 supporting reasons for your selection.
~ Share your ideas by taking turns with your group as follows:
- The first student reads the selected passage without explaining why they chose it.
- Each student responds, in turn, to the information shared
- When each student has responded, the author of the card flips their card over and is able to have the last word as they explain their selection
- Repeat the process until everyone in the group has had the last word!