Read & Respond Guide for Learning Support Students

This week begins your Read and Respond entries. It will be one continuous running document you’ll have saved in your Google drives. Here are the instructions for setting it up:

In your Google Drive Folder for Social Studies:

1. Create a folder called “Read and Respond

2. Create a Document inside that folder called “Last Name, First Initial Read and Respond 2014” (for example: LauloB Read and Respond 2014)

3. Your Current Read and Respond entries need to be the first entry every time we open the doc. (The newest Read and Respond is always at the top!)

Instructions for Writing your Read and Respond:

Step 1: State “The Week of _____” Underlined. Always use the Date of Monday of the week of the entry (Example: Week of September 1, 2014) in your Google document. We will come back to this document at the end of this tutorial.

Step 2: Find an article that interests you from one of the following sites:

Step 3: Click on your Scrible toolbar in bookmarks. 

scrible toolbar Place the toolbar near the top of the page for easy access.

Step 4: Click the Annotation Legend buttonlegend in the toolbar to bring that up, so you can label as you annotate.

Step 5: Read the article and use the highlighter tool highlight to highlight the Who, What, When, Where, Why, and How. Label this “Important Details” in the legend.

Make sure you use the note tool note after each highlight to label it as either Who, What, When, Where, Why or How. In the legend, label this “Reasons for highlighting” (the color of the note should be grey).

Step 6: While reading and highlighting, if you come across a word you do not know or understand, use the text color tool text color to change the color of the text to red. Label this in your legend “Words I don’t know”

Step 7: Now that you have read the article once, read it again and ask your questions. You need to ask 2 curiosity, 1 knowledge, 1 comprehension, 1 analysis, and 1 synthesis question.

Use the note tool note  to make these questions and color code the notes using the following colors:


Be sure to label them correctly in the annotation legend.


Step 8: Write a summary of the article using the note tool note (the color needs to be white) and label this “Summary” in the legend. Be sure to use your own words in the summary!

Step 9: Pick one of your analysis or synthesis questions you made and answer it in the note box. In all capitals below your question type ANSWER: and then type out your answer to the question.

Step 10: Save save all of your work!!! You should be doing this each time you get a step done so you don’t lose work!

Step 11: Create a Permalink for your read and respond by clicking the link tool link and copy and paste this link into the Google document.

Step 13: Now you need to cite your article using Copy the URL from the browser into the EasyBib’s site and click “Cite It”. Then click “Continue” and fill-in any missing information (in red) from the website that you might need to complete the citation. Next, click “Create Citation” and then copy your new citation. Finally, go back to your Google document and paste the citation. Above the citation in bold and underlined, type out Bibliography.  

Step 14: Last but not least, you need to watch the CNN Student News videos for Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. At the end of the video, the host makes puns about one of the stories from the video. You need to put those puns in the Google doc listed by day, with a one or two word description of what the pun was about.

Your final document should look like the one below:


Here is also an example of what a completed read and respond article should look like using scrible.