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!