AN UPDATED VERSION OF A POWERFUL PRACTICE
Here is a free sample of one of the jobs included in my complete set of COMMON CORE LITERATURE CIRCLES. Please download this to get a better idea of these jobs.
The DISCUSSION DIRECTOR alone contains tools and resources to guide your students to write and discuss questions about any novel or short story.
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The DISCUSSION DIRECTOR uses question stems to generate effective discussions, then he/she evaluates the effectiveness of the questions themselves. Included is a discussion “placemat” that will help groups keep the discussion going.
** Using interactive notebooks in your classroom? Try out these flip books for fiction and non fiction close reading.
**Prepare students for extended response questions that require evidence. Help students write about their own interpretations of texts in the classroom: BRACES-A Blueprint for On Demand and Essay Writing
which includes 70 question stems that push students to analyze and interpret and task cards for additional support.
**CITING EVIDENCE GOT YOU AND YOUR STUDENTS DOWN? Take a break from the CORE with:
*120 Writing Prompts NOT Common Core Aligned
*Start with the Freebie
version of my students' favorite 24 prompts here.