Lessons for Literature Circles

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  • Thematic Unit: Beginning Holocaust Studies - … the future. 7. Activities A. Student self-learning activities 1. Literature circles a. Reading, discussion, journalizing, researching b. Connecting other curricula areas … 3. Understanding historic timeframes 4. Understanding the characters in the literature 5. Oral and written discussion with questions being answered on … what resources may be used as reference during readings in literature circles. Assessment: 1. Expository Prompt 2. Research Report shared 3. Interview …
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  • Walking in Their Worn Out Shoes: The Great Depression - … 3 novels, enough for each student to get their preference. Literature circle sessions will last approximately 30 minutes, copies of think mark … Buddy, by Christopher Paul Curtis. Students should be accustom to literature circles at this point in the school year. After a brief … reading and Interpersonal / social is addressed through the discussions in literature circles. Intrapersonal / Introspective Intelligence is addressed through the thoughtful reflection in …
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  • An Acquaintance with Darkness, a Civil War Novel - … effectively using language appropriate to the situation and audience. In literature circle groups students will discuss the events in the story and … background knowledge before reading the novel. Review with students how literature circles work. Each group will decide how many pages they will … novel. Students will use these as starting points for the literature circle discussions. Literary Elements and Techniques: Students will complete 3 Think …
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  • The Art of Keeping Cool Discussion Guide - Literature Circle Guide to THE ART OF KEEPING COOL by Janet Lisle … 'Dell Award. Print the Student Handout (PDF) Suggested Answers to Literature Circle Questions 1. At the beginning of the story, Robert sees … that deepens the rift between father and son. Note: These literature circle questions are keyed to Bloom's Taxonomy as follows: Knowledge …
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  • The Expanding Canon: Teaching Multicultural Literature - Lesson Plans - … Videos Workshops & Info Programs Courses the expanding canon teaching multicultural literature Workshop Home Reader Inquiry: Cultural Cultural Critical Critical Reader Response … ," from Zora Neale Hurston's The Sanctified REFLECTION - Church. Using literature circles, students read magazine Interactive Forum articles and stories that help … class, Samb divides the students into seven groups to form literature circles. She assigns each group a different reading relevant to "Railroad …
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  • Psychological Foundations Educational Growth and Development - … examine learning theories and principles through children's/adolescent's literature To create a multimedia presentation Create a web-enhanced teacher … theory or concept they wish to explore through children's literature. The Oldfather et. al categories are the following: student's … in literature circles to read, discuss, and analyze children's books from their category as listed in the Oldfather et. al bibliography. Literature Circle
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  • Joining the Conversation about Young Adult Literature - … Arts curriculum decisions. Frame the discussion by saying that new literature is constantly being created, and bringing new books into the … ones they have read or heard about through reading workshop, literature circles, classroom booktalks, or teen programs at their local library. Students … a menu of 5-7 titles to recommend for a literature circles unit. Visit groups as they brainstorm, assisting groups in articulating …
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  • Midnight Rider Discussion Guide - … Venice, Florida. Print the Student Handout (PDF) Suggested Answers to Literature Circle Questions 1. How does Hannah first meet Will and Caleb … understand that only too well." (page 251) Margaret often quotes literature to help express her feelings, as when she quotes Shakespeare … been told is the right thing to do. Note: These Literature Circle questions are keyed to Bloom's Taxonomy as follows: Knowledge …
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  • The Story of the American Indians - … prepare a question of their own to discuss in the literature circle over the next week. See Expanding Expectations: Reading, pgs 38 … their guide. As student groups are working, meet with the Literature Circle groups to discuss their homework and model how to lead … their guide. As student groups are working, meet with the Literature Circle groups to discuss their homework and model how to lead …
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  • Holocaust Unit - … Carol Matas (optional) Kris's War by Carol Matas (optional) Literature Circles - 4/5 per group the students will read a non … . I chose to use only non-fiction books in my literature circles. I put two fiction books for teachers that want to … -12 (out of print as of now) 11. Begin the literature circles. Follow the plan for this. + Focus points: Document any time …
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