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  • LITERATURECIRCLESWhenyouworkinLiteratureCircles,youareworkingaspartofateam.Itisveryimportantthateachmemberoftheteampullshisorherownweight,orelsetheLiteratureCircleswontwork.So,makesureyoustayontask.Maximumof4membersineachgroup.Hereisanoutlineoftheresponsibilitiesforeachrole.Theseroleswillrotatesothateachgroupmemberwillhaveadifferentroleeachtimeyoumeet:

    v DISCUSSIONDIRECTORTherolehastwotasks.

    1. Thefirstistowritea1paragraphsummary(atleast5sentences)ofthesectionread.2. Thesecondistowrite4questionsthatthegroupcandiscuss.Thesequestionsshouldbeopen-

    endedquestions,notonewordanswerquestions.~Forexample,Whoisyourfavoritecharactersofar,andwhy?isagoodquestion,butWhatisthebabysname?isabadquestion.

    v WORDWIZARDThisrolerevolvesaroundvocabulary.Themaintaskistofind6unfamiliarorimportantvocabularywordsfromtheselection.Then,thestudentwill:

    1. Writeouttheword2. Partofspeech(noun,verb,adjective,etc.)3. Definition4. WritethesentenceitwasfoundwiththepagenumberALSO,theWordWizardisresponsibletochooseoneofthe6wordsandcreateawordcardtoaddtotheWORDWALL.

    v PASSAGEPICKERThisrolerequiresacloselookatthetext.Thetaskforthisroleistofind2interestingparagraphsintheselectionandcopythemout(includethepagenumberwherepassagewasfound).Then,thestudentneedstowrite1paragraphforeachpassageexplainingwhytheseparagraphswereinterestingandimportant.

    v CONNECTORThisjobistofindconnectionsbetweenthebook(readingcycle)andyou,andbetweenthebookandthewiderworld.Write2paragraphsandcitetextualevidence.Considerthelistbelowwhenyoumakeyourconnections.Useyourownpastexperiences:

    - Happeningsatschoolorinthecommunity- Storiesinthenews/similarevents- Otherpeopleorproblemsthatyouareremindedof

    Youwillonlyhave3classsessionstocompleteonecyclesopleasestayontask. Thisprojectisworth30pointsforeachstudent(10pointsforeachcycle;3cycles) Extracreditisgiventostudentswhoshowextraeffortintheirwork.