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Reading Circle


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  • 1. Connector  Ask the Connector to read the connection they made:  Explain what kind of connection it was ( T-T, T-S, or TW)  Read the passage of the book whre the conncetion was made.  Allow each member of the group to comment and also tell their own connections they made to the book.
  • 2. Discussion Director  Ask the group the questions you created.  Allow each person in your group to participate in the discussion and answer the questions.  After you have discussed your questions and answers, allow other team members to present and discuss their questions.
  • 3. Illustrator Use some form of artwork to represent a significant scene or idea from the reading.
  • 4. Illustrator  Ask the Illustrator to show the picture they drew:  Without commenting on it, let the group individually guess what the picture means.  After everyone has a turn to guess, allow the illustrator to tell the group
  • 5. What the picture means? Where it came from? What it represents ?
  • 6. Word finder  Discusses words in texts that are unusual, interesting, or difficult to understand.
  • 7. Correspondent goes first  Ask the correspondent to read her letter which summarizes the story.  Discuss the summary  Allow other group members to add detail that they may have forgotten.  Ask the correspondent to read two sections of the text they felt were the most interesting and explain why they chose the sections to share.
  • 8. Discussion Director  Creates questions for the group and leads the discussion.
  • 9. Connector  Finds connections between the book and something outside the text.
  • 10. Correspondent  Points out interesting or important passages within the reading.
  • 11. Wrap it up  Ask students to make predictions about what will happen next.  Fill out “ Literature Circle Planning Sheet”  For the first round Ms.Maria will set the jobs and dates. Once the groups are independent, the members will set the roles and dates.
  • 12. Ways to have a Good Discussion             Be prepared Sit so everyone can see each other. Get started right away. Look directly at the person who is talking. Listen to understand. Ask questions to understand better. Speak clearly but not too loudly. Wait for the speaker to finish. Be sure everyone gets a turn Respect on another’s idea. Stay on topic. Give examples from the text to support your thinking.
  • 13. Self Reflection: Take part in a Group  Did I understand what my role was in the group?  Did I complete my task to the best of my ability?  Did I have my turn speaking?  Did I let others have a turn at speaking?  Did I offer to help when it was needed?  Did I enjoy taking part in the group work?  Did I enjoy working with others in my group?
  • 14. What were three things that you enjoyed about you role in the group? What is something that you want to do differently next time?