I love to see my students interacting and when they discuss the books with one another its even better! I also love Edmodo! If you aren't familiar with this social media application made just for school, you have to check it out! The lessons can be completed as they are designed (on Edmodo) or they can be copied and pasted on the Printable Worksheet, printed, and passed out to your students. I love this format for a few reasons:
1. This is a great way to get the students to interact at a low volume level. 2 It can be used as a bell ringer, 3. It can be used to check student understanding on specific concepts because you can create questions to support any of the standards. 4. You can create higher order thinking questions. 5. Students can even create their own questions and you can have them submit for approval and use those to further learning for the week.