This is an awesome resource to conduct literature circles based on the Holocaust in the classroom. In years past, I've always taught one novel to the entire class, and I soon realized that students LOVE learning about the Holocaust. Because there are so many great books about this beloved topic, I decided to try out literature circles so students can choose which book interests them the most while still learning about the same topic as a class.
I have spent numerous hours organizing, planning, and tweaking this unit so it works flawlessly! Literature circles can be overwhelming, but this unit will make it "easy and fun" for you and your students.
There are 45 documents with over 70+ pages worth of resources for you to use!
The following is included:
Time for reading AND activities in class
Create a book review template
Gallery walk review sheet (to keep track of possible book selections)
Literature circle role sheets
Literature circle note taking guide
Character analysis assignment
Character analysis rubric
Quotes for a gallery walk
Literary element assignment
Links to multiple non-fiction texts
Links to Holocaust interviews and clips
Many writing assignments that touches on morals, mood, conflict, & more!
Numerous text dependent questions that correlate with non-fiction texts
Book review assignment
Book review rubric
Socratic seminar materials--prep, dialogue vs. debate, guidelines, question guide, observation form
Research project to introduce the Holocaust with topics, a rubric, a self evaluation sheet, and a peer evaluation sheet
Rubrics for ALL writing assignments and projects
Numerous discussion strategies and directions
Group work and independent work
Interactive and engaging activities
If you are interested in just literature circle role sheets, you can find them here:
If you are interested in just Socratic Seminar materials, you can find them here:
If you would just like the Holocaust research assignment, you can find that here:
*This is meant for 74 minute blocks, BUT, you can easily modify the plans to fit different time frames*