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Add some depth and complexity to traditional Literature Circles with this complete and ready-to-use resource!
You will be amazed by the level of discussion and critical thinking that will take place among your students. Each Literature Circle role (listed below) is directly connected to 11 elements of critical thinking: Big Ideas, Rules, Trends, Patterns, Language of the Discipline, Ethics, Relationships Over Time, Details, Unanswered Questions, Across Disciplines, and Multiple Perspectives). Just print, select the text (or have students select the text), and you are ready to get started!
Two versions--with and without icons--are now included!!
This Depth and Complexity Literature Circle Unit includes the following:
•"Discussion Director" graphic organizer
•"Connector" graphic organizer
•"Vocabulary Enricher" graphic organizer
•"Literary Luminary" graphic organizer
•"Investigator" graphic organizer
•"Plot Profiler" graphic organizer
•"Illustrator" graphic organizer
•Detailed job descriptions for each role
•A student rubric to assess Literature Circle performance.
This resource was created based on the Depth and Complexity framework, which was created by Dr. Sandra Kaplan under the auspices of the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Educational Research and Improvement: 1996
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