Independent Reading and Literature Circle Project on Cultural Awareness

Independent Reading and Literature Circle Project on Cultural Awareness
Independent Reading and Literature Circle Project on Cultural Awareness
Independent Reading and Literature Circle Project on Cultural Awareness
Independent Reading and Literature Circle Project on Cultural Awareness
Independent Reading and Literature Circle Project on Cultural Awareness
Independent Reading and Literature Circle Project on Cultural Awareness
Independent Reading and Literature Circle Project on Cultural Awareness
Independent Reading and Literature Circle Project on Cultural Awareness
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Are you bored of literature circle roles? Students not completing their assigned group readings?

I was too, hence why I created this resource! I've had some success with literature circles in the past, but with classes of students of various performance levels and work ethic, I decided to develop a more interactive project, rather than pesky role sheets.

The idea dawned on me just prior to beginning teaching Persepolis, by Marjane Satrapi. I wanted students to get culturally rich texts that allowed them to discuss and open their perspectives, allowing them to share their new-found knowledge with their peers.

This assignment not only allows students to evaluate their own cultural values and beliefs, but they analyze a culture presented in a new text. The assignment instructs students to look at beliefs and customs, foods, music, etc., and evaluate how such reveals culture. Students must create a presentation (a minimum of 20 slides) that they have to deliver to their peers (which they worked much harder on than the role sheets).

I found great success with this project, so I hope you will too!

(It's a word document so that you can edit easily--I included the book list I used, but the books available in your district will obviously vary).
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