Objective: Students will analyze works of literature. Reading aloud in the group will develop skills of fluency and proper inflection. Discussion of novels will allow for deeper comprehension.
These task cards and peer assessment sheet will allow you to use novel groups more easily. Copy one set of task cards for each novel group; (Optional: use a different color of paper for each task card.) Laminate the cards and place one set of cards (along with the novel that group will study and Post-It notes) in each group's basket. (I prefer grouping by reading level for this activity.)
There is also a peer assessment that is included so that each student may assess the efforts of other students in their novel group.