"Rigor... lies in the transaction between the reader and the text and then among readers. The essence of rigor is engagement and commitment. A classroom that respects what the students bring to it, what they are capable of and interested in, and then welcomes them into an active intellectual community is more likely to achieve that rigor."
Notice & Note Strategies for Close Reading
Reading Response Rubric:
Below are links, courtesy Mrs. Riggio, to the Expository (Spool) paper planning sheet for your responses as well as the list of transition words.
Spool Paper Planning.doc