Enjoy having students connect with the Common Core State Standards through collaborative discussion on a text, both literature and informational text. This activity hits multiple Common Core State Standards and can be used with really any grade level from 4th grade to 12th grade as discussion is based on grade-level text.
This 12-slide PowerPoint guides teachers/students through the process: 1) Read/annotate/cite text, 2) Ask questions, 3) Write questions to prepare for collaborative discussion, 4) Choose a facilitator for discussion, 5) Collaborative discussion, and 6) Written Response.
This PowerPoint includes lesson plan steps, student examples of questions and written responses, a template for facilitator to track team members' progress, and photos of students in action! Enjoy! This was one of my BEST teaching days ever!