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Citing the Text

My 4th grade students did a unit of study in Reading Workshop entitled “Writing About Reading” this past fall. Therefore, they’ve become pretty adept at citing the text. However, I think that citing the text goes to a whole new level when you write literary essays. Therefore, I created yet another chart for this unit of study about how you quote, cite, and discuss a passage from a text when you write a literary essay.

I’m just trying to figure out if I want to introduce this early in the week, before they start drafting, or once they begin drafting. I’m not quite sure, but somehow I think the sooner, the better!

Stacey Shubitz View All

I am a literacy consultant who has spent the past dozen years working with teachers to improve the teaching of writing in their classrooms. While I work with teachers and students in grades K-6, I'm a former fourth and fifth-grade teacher so I have a passion for working with upper elementary students.

I'm the author of Craft Moves (Stenhouse Publishers, 2016) and the co-author of Jump Into Writing (Zaner-Bloser, 2021), Welcome to Writing Workshop (Stenhouse Publishers, 2019), and Day By Day (Stenhouse, 2010).

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