When your Lit Circles or Book Clubs are in full bloom, use this worksheet for students to fill out each week. They then bring it to the discussion to aide them in having more meaningful conversations with their peers.
Categories they will be filling out on the worksheet include:
-Finding 3 higher order questions about the text
-Finding the definitions of unknown/confusing/difficult words
-Finding "sentences that sing" (author's craft: figurative language)
-instructions on how to utilize post-it notes as you are reading to 'stop and jot' or to mark a place in the text that revolves around feelings/emotions/reactions/wonderings they had while reading.
There are 3 documents in this download. They are all the same except the title of the page, depending on what you call your reading group:
"Lit Circle Discussion Worksheet"
"Book Club Discussion Worksheet"
"Small Group Discussion Worksheet"