Middle School Literature Discussion Circles

Middle School Literature Discussion Circles
Middle School Literature Discussion Circles
Middle School Literature Discussion Circles
Middle School Literature Discussion Circles
Middle School Literature Discussion Circles
Middle School Literature Discussion Circles
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(234 KB|14 pages)
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Literature Circles in the middle school classroom are a great way to further student learning. Students are challenged to interact with text in a way that they aren't challenged through just reading and answering questions about the text. They are required to search through the text and cite their resources, to share and explain their answers, and to actively listen and contribute to the work of others.

These discussion circles can be used for any novel, and it offers a change of pace within a familiar structure. Students have the choice of five different jobs for each novel, and it is easily adaptable to fit your time and pacing needs.

Using this resource, students will...

  • Take notes as other students present
  • Compare/contrast scenes, settings, and and events
  • Summarize and discusse the story
  • Create and answer questions using higher level thinking
  • Build vocabulary by investigating unfamiliar words
  • Identify the theme, plot, and settings

A group grading page is also included.

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Present information, findings, and supporting evidence such that listeners can follow the line of reasoning and the organization, development, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.
Prepare for and participate effectively in a range of conversations and collaborations with diverse partners, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly and persuasively.
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.
Analyze how and why individuals, events, and ideas develop and interact over the course of a text.
Determine central ideas or themes of a text and analyze their development; summarize the key supporting details and ideas.
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14 pages
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