This is one of my students' favorite activities! Students choose one of their free reading books to share in a small discussion group. They fill out this graphic organizer before the discussion. When the group meets, each student shares information about his or her chosen novel. The discussions invariably veer off the topics on the organizer as the students get more and more into discussing their books, which is wonderful to see. Students come away with many ideas for new books they might be interested in reading.
The documents within the zip file are all in pdf format.
All of the items I share on TPT are ones I actually use in my middle school classroom. Most have been revised multiple times based on "test runs" with my students. I work hard to make information accessible to students in a fun and simple way while still challenging students to meet and exceed their abilities. Most of my assignments can be used with all ability levels; differentiation comes in my expectations of what individual students or groups can achieve. Many of my activities can be used with individual students or cooperative groups.
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