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TCH505 Literature Circles Slideshare

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TCH505 Literature Circles Slideshare

  1. 1. Literature Circles<br />An explanation of literature circle roles and expectations in <br />Mrs. Schwartzmiller’s class.<br />
  2. 2. What are literature circles?<br />A group of students who select a book to read based on their interest. <br />Each student contributes to the group by completing a job. <br />The group is student-led. The teacher is a participant and guide in the discussion.<br />Literature circles are like book clubs where participants choose a novel, read it, and discuss it.<br />
  3. 3. Literature Circle Expectations<br />Each group member is responsible for reading the assignment and completing his/her job BEFORE your group meets. <br />The group must assign themselves at least 30 pages to read before the next meeting.<br />All literature circle completed jobs must be stapled to group cover sheet and placed in inbox by the end of the 40 minute session.<br />
  4. 4. Five Basic Literature Circle Jobs<br />Discussion Leader<br />Illustrator<br />Read Aloud Master<br />Sequencer<br />Word Webs<br />
  5. 5. Literature Circle Essential Questions<br />How can I participate in group discussions?<br />How do I appropriately respond to the opinions of others?<br />How can I be an effective listener?<br />
  6. 6. Discussion Leader<br />Essential Questions<br />How does forming questions during reading help me to understand text?<br />How does questioning during reading help me to connect new information to what I already know?<br />Expectations<br />Create 12 questions<br />3 questions need to use comprehension strategy of the week<br />Questions relate to overall main idea, not nit-picky details<br />
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  10. 10. Illustrator<br />Essential Question<br />How does an author’s use of imagery help me to visualize what I’m reading?<br />Expectations<br /> - Colorful<br /> - Picture should relate to something important in the book<br /> - Requires more effort than stick figures<br />
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  12. 12. Read Aloud Master<br />Essential Questions<br />How do we determine the author’s purpose for writing a selection?<br />How does reading fluently help me comprehend text?<br />Expectations<br /> - 6 passages selected and noted author’s purpose for including <br /> - Mark passages with sticky notes<br />
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  14. 14. Sequencer<br />Essential Question<br />How does sequencing events help me understand text?<br />Expectations<br /> - 8 important events<br /> - Number events in the correct order on the back of the strips<br /> - Cut events into strips and present in mixed-up order<br />
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  16. 16. Word Webs<br />Essential Questions<br />How do I use context clues to understand meanings of words?<br />How can we use synonyms and antonyms of words?<br />How do I use a dictionary to find meanings of words?<br />Expectations<br /> - Select 4 new or interesting words from the section read<br /> - Create 4 categories that are suitable to use with each word<br />
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  19. 19. When your group is finished<br />Complete the cover sheet and staple completed sheets to make a group packet.<br />
  20. 20. Resource<br />Morris, B. & Perlenfein, D. (2003). Literature circles: The way to go and how to get there (Grades 4 – 8).<br /> Westminster, CA: Teacher Created Resources.<br />

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