Literature Circle Part 1

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Literature Circle Part 1

  1. 1. Literature Circles – Part 1<br />
  2. 2. What is a Literature Circle?<br />A literature circle is a students' equivalent in the classroom of an adult book club. The aim is to encourage student-choice and a love of reading ...en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Literature_circle<br />
  3. 3. Instructional Impact of Traditional Literature Circles<br />
  4. 4. Can we really do this online?<br />http://mrsperrybfg.blogspot.com/2007/01/literature-circle-bfg-vocabulary.html<br />http://mrsperrycharlottesweb.blogspot.com/<br />http://annavhs5.edublogs.org/2010/03/16/the-history-of-love-reader-response-p14-34-a-fathers-love-for-a-child/<br />http://jeffvhs5.edublogs.org/2010/02/24/chapters-10-11-reader-response-unraveling-of-the-golden-thread/<br />http://www.readwritethink.org/classroom-resources/lesson-plans/thoughtful-threads-sparking-rich-1165.html<br />http://www.readwritethink.org/classroom-resources/lesson-plans/girls-read-online-literature-970.html<br />http://www.readwritethink.org/classroom-resources/lesson-plans/weaving-multigenre-279.html<br />Example Blogs<br />Example Lesson Plans<br />
  5. 5. Projects<br />http://www.litcircles.org/Extension/extension.html<br />http://technotigerslitcircle.blogspot.com/<br />http://goanimate.com/<br />http://blabberize.com/<br />http://www.fodey.com/generators/newspaper/snippet.asp<br />http://mywebspiration.com/<br />http://voicethread.com/#home<br />
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  7. 7. Blog Application and Plan<br />Making Choices for your Blog<br />
  8. 8. Structure your circle using Student Comments<br />Teacher creates posts with directions etc.<br />Students respond via comments<br />Students can all complete the same assignment or have roles<br />Teacher moderates all comments<br />http://mrsperrybfg.blogspot.com/2007/01/literature-circle-bfg-vocabulary.html<br />http://mrsperrycharlottesweb.blogspot.com/<br />Student Comments<br />Examples<br />
  9. 9. Structure your circle using Student Blog Posts<br />http://annavhs5.edublogs.org/2010/03/16/the-history-of-love-reader-response-p14-34-a-fathers-love-for-a-child/<br />http://jeffvhs5.edublogs.org/2010/02/24/chapters-10-11-reader-response-unraveling-of-the-golden-thread/<br /><ul><li>Teacher sets up student author accounts on the class blog
  10. 10. Students have roles and complete their role responses by posting articles to the class blog
  11. 11. Students comment on each other’s posts
  12. 12. Teacher moderates posts and comments</li></ul>Examples<br />Student Blog Posts<br />
  13. 13. Blog Pages<br />About me<br />Literature Circle - Rules, Guidelines, Documents<br />Parent’s page<br />Blog Guidelines<br />http://ppsblogs.net/ruthokoye/about-ruth/<br />http://blogs.district279.org/albrechtb/literature-circle-block-2/<br />http://tpfluger.edublogs.org/parents/<br />http://huzzah.edublogs.org/commenting-guidelines/<br />Pages you might want to include<br />Examples<br />
  14. 14. Blog Categories<br />Categories help your students navigate<br />Story/Text<br />Author<br />Role??<br />
  15. 15. Blog Posts<br />Introduction <br />Roles/Responsibilities<br />Team information<br />Project information<br />Role assignments <br />Teacher posts<br />Starting Out<br />Discussion prompts<br />
  16. 16. Blog Guidelines<br />
  17. 17. Accounts<br /> Teachers will be given permanent accounts after receiving training. Training will be offered 2-3 times a year. Accounts with no activity in any 9 week period will be considered inactive and will be archived.<br />
  18. 18. Moderation<br /> The teacher with administrative responsibilities for the product is required to moderate all activity on school blogs and/or wikis.<br />
  19. 19. Parent notification<br /> Parents should be informed that a blog/wiki/podcast is published on the web as an extension of the student’s class. The URL for the blog/wiki should be provided to the parent at the time of notification.<br />
  20. 20. Student accounts<br /> Students may post on the classroom blog as readers, writers, or editors. Students may post wikis as writers or editors. Students may not post as administrators. Student accounts may use their first name and last initial or any other appropriate pseudonym. <br />
  21. 21. Internet Safety<br /> At no time may a student be identified by first and last name. Student photographs may not be published without release from a parent/guardian. Photos of students may combined with student names and/or school name and/or school location in any posts. <br />
  22. 22. Homework<br />
  23. 23. Homework<br />Complete your Literature Circle Planning document<br />Complete your Blog Plan document<br />Fill out the Blog application<br />

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