They Say/I Say Journal DirectionsMost weeks, one of your homework assignments will be to complete a They/Say I Say Journal based on a
reading assignment. Pay close attention to what you’re supposed to be reading. In the beginning of the
semester, you will read essays from
Everyone’s an Au
Later in the semester, you will be readingassignments from
Hearts and Hands
are divided based on your position in your group (Person 1, 2, etc.).
In your They Say/I Say Journals you will be doing two things:
a summary of what you read (
in at least 100 words
to what you have read in your “I Say” section (
in at least 150 words
They Say: Summarize What the Author Says in Your Reading Assignment
To summarize what “they say” or wh
at you read:summarizing to highlight a particular point the author is making.passage in a brief way.tences, when you feel the author'swords provide the best way of conveying the message.
I Say: Respond to What You Have Read
Ways of Responding to a Reading:
be specific about what you disagree with and explain
with specificdetails and examples.
be specific about what you agree with and explain
with specific details andexamples.
be specific about what parts you agree with and what youdisagree with and
explain how you feel about what you read and include any experiences you have had that are relevant to the topic.
Make sure that you:
At least 100 words for the “They Say” summary
At least 150 words for the “I Say” response—
follow the syllabus
1 inch margins
Times New Roman Font
Correct MLA format heading