Help students talk meaningfully about their reading and improve their speaking & listening skills. Discussion handouts require students to summarize, analyze author’s craft, define vocabulary, and identify text support. Students also select quotes to draw conclusions, make predictions, and form connections.These activities guide their reading and prepare them for Readers’ Roundtable, which imitates the style of Socratic Seminar.
On the days of Readers’ Roundtable, each discussion handout guides students through a quick write, goal setting, partner rehearsal, inner and outer circles, whip around and hot seat, observation notes, and reflection. By getting your students engaged in their own reading discussion, they take ownership for their reading and learning!
The 26 page resource comes as a Zip file and includes the following:
teacher instructions, SALT handout and inference graphic organizer, model graphic organizers, student response sheets, ten discussion procedure handouts with journal prompts and reflection questions (and editable version), observation notes handout, rubric (and editable version), and “hot seat” mini-posters (color and black/white).
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