You love looking at literature through a reader response lens! Your life philosophy is “You can never have too many books!” Not only do you love reading, but you also love sharing. You’re the one all of your friends go to for book recommendations, and your students love hearing your latest book talk. So, pull out your Starbucks pumpkin spice latte and grab your latest Insta-worthy lesson plan.
Let’s create a meaningful and fun lesson based on the magical connections you make with the books you’re reading in class. Influencers believe the story is only as good as it makes you feel. So, think of the story you’re teaching and use a lens that looks at your connections, thoughts, and feelings. You might think about your interaction with the story as a way to find meaning.
Using a reader response lens for lesson planning is a great way to spark your creativity (and save you time!). Plus, your students will love becoming influencers themselves! Let’s look at some reader response lens activities to have your students try a new lens for learning:
- a writer to keep a journal about their reflections and connections about their reading
- a podcaster to record a podcast about their reflections on the work
- a book blogger to write insights on their reading
For more information about how to use this lens in the classroom, click here.