Literature Circle Unit

Literature Circle Unit
Literature Circle Unit
Literature Circle Unit
Literature Circle Unit
Literature Circle Unit
Literature Circle Unit
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(3 MB|22 pages)
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Students will navigate through critical thinking skills, extract textual evidence to support their thinking and contribute significantly to their learning independence through guided questioning designed to strengthen critical thinking about literature and author's purpose in this 22 page Literature Circle Unit. This resource contains a complete kit of lessons and instructions spanning through a 6 week unit study. It contains detailed Discussion Group Expectations, 2 pages of multi-level Group Discussion Questions for summative assessment, a Weekly Guidance Schedule, Absence and Make-up Passes, and 6 formative skill-based Assignment Tasks titled, Plot Profiler, Characterization Curator, Signpost Sleuth, Description Detective, Connection Curator, and Figurative Finder. Students will apply varying levels of background knowledge (or utilize resources) to complete tasks using textual evidence of Plot Structure, Fiction Notice and Note Signposts, Figurative Language and Characterization. This is a lasting, multi-use resource for literature study and can be modified in numerous ways to fit classroom needs.

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Read and comprehend complex literary and informational texts independently and proficiently.
Analyze the structure of texts, including how specific sentences, paragraphs, and larger portions of the text (e.g., a section, chapter, scene, or stanza) relate to each other and the whole.
Interpret words and phrases as they are used in a text, including determining technical, connotative, and figurative meanings, and analyze how specific word choices shape meaning or tone.
Determine central ideas or themes of a text and analyze their development; summarize the key supporting details and ideas.
Read closely to determine what the text says explicitly and to make logical inferences from it; cite specific textual evidence when writing or speaking to support conclusions drawn from the text.
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22 pages
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Teaching Duration
1 Semester
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