I have created "Primary Kid Friendly" roles and activities for the Primary Grades for Literature Circles or Book Groups. This packet is for INFORMATIONAL books/texts. Each role has an animal name/theme and I have recording sheets for students to use to record their thinking. Check out my blog post to get a peek at how I use book groups in my classroom here: http://rulintheroost.blogspot.com/2012/06/book-groups.html
I also have the Informational Common Core Standards that each role/worksheet meets.
*Wise Owl Director-students will create questions to run the book group. 3 different sheets are included. A blank one for them to create their own sentences; One filled in with questions regarding a "selection" and one filled in with questions regarding a "chapter."
*Retelling Rabbit-students will retell the selection assigned by either writing what happened "First, Next, Then and Last" or by illustrating what happened for each part. (I have included 2 recording sheets for you to choose from)
*Detail Dolphin-students will write the details the author gives to support the topic.
*Wordy Whale-students will list the vocabulary that is in bold print and define them
*Picture Penguin-students will choose a picture to illustrate from the book and list key information that the picture gives that is NOT in the reading
*Froggy Fact Finder-Students will look for the key features of informational books.
There are also:
*Role Name Cards for you to copy and use for each Job.
*2 extra recording sheets for students to complete after reading the entire book, that retells and rates the book that was read and also compares the book to another of the same topic.
*Job Checklist-to use if turning the recording sheets into a packet. It will help the STUDENTS keep track of their jobs, and what they have already done.
~I also have lots of suggestions on how to implement and ideas of how to use it effectively and easily into your classroom!
-I have an Story Literature Circle packet as well: http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Literature-Circles-for-the-Primary-Grades
Or a COMBO if you'd like both: http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Literature-Circles-for-the-Primary-Grades-COMBO-storyinformational
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