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This product is composed of a everything you may need for doing book groups using Lockwood & Co: The Screaming Staircase. This is used for literature circles. I use it for a 6th grade, advanced/GT literacy class. This is one of five or six other mystery novels and comes towards the end of the year. will be putting up the same products for the other books we use and the a bundle of all these products together.
I have individual tasks and then the weekly group job for the students.
Part 1 - Individual Work: Students are in charge of completing the summaries for each chapter, the vocabulary, and character profile on their own. It should be done throughout the reading, but is ultimately due at the end of the novel. The chapter summaries are a quick check for me to see if they are keeping up with the reading.
Part 2 - Weekly Jobs: Students are to organize who is in charge of what job for each week's reading. There is a planning sheet that they can record when they are meeting, how many pages need read by then, what their job is, and who is the head investigator. There must always be a Head Investigator (discussion leader), and everyone should be Head Investigator once before someone else does it twice. I have included the following jobs (their responsibilities are listed on the page that they must complete).
1. Head Investigator - Discussion Leader
2. Lead Interrogator - Quiz Questions
3. Evidence Collector - Text Evidence/Supporting a Claim
4.Crime Scene Sketcher - Imagery
5. Investigative Journalist - Text Connections
6. Word Judge - Figurative Language
Part 3 - Quiz and Answer Key. 10 questions, 4 multiple choice, 5 matching, and one short answer.